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NuStar To Restart Operations

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NuStar plans to restart operations at its New York Harbor refined products terminal, following the restoration of power there, a spokesperson said.

Power was lost at the terminal at about 8:30 pm ET September 1 due to the passage of the remnants of Hurricane Ida, spokesman Chris Cho said. Operations at the terminal were halted at 6:50 pm, he added.

“The terminal received 7-10″ of rainfall but no mechanical damage,” Cho said. “And while we have some water standing in low-lying tank fields, portable pumps have been utilized to keep water from impacting equipment. Power was just restored to the terminal, so we are assessing the facility now and if everything checks out well, we plan to resume operations later today. None of our other terminals in the Northeast were impacted by this storm.”

Other East Coast terminals were shut September 2 in response to regional flooding from the storm, according to market sources. The storm resulted in historic flash flooding along the East Coast, with some areas receiving up to 10 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

According to market sources, Phillip 66’s New Jersey terminals — Linden and Tremley Point — were also shuttered by Ida.

“No one can get to tanks and inspect product,” a market source said. “Vessels are being held out. Everyone is in the same boat so there’s no panic buying.”

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