SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

August 16, 2007 06:29 ET

First Tropical Storm of the Season Hits Texas Coast, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - August 16, 2007) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- You've seen the hype, the non stop satellite shots on your local news, Neil Frank's cone of destruction, Jim Cantore from his windblown perch, the lines at Home Depot, the emails, interviews of people putting up plywood, all saying "the storm is coming." Where are Dean, Flossie, and Erin?

You ask yourself, what does this mean to me? How does this impact my business world? Is my key account deal going to stall? Are they shutting in the plant? Is the crude unit taking oil? What will happen to the cost of natural gas, power, water?

Right now, Tropical Storm Erin's impact on the Corpus Christi area is expected to be negligible with respect to power plants and oil refineries. According to Chris Paschall, VP Refining for Industrial Info Resources, "The three major refiners that we've talked to in the area are not planning any shut down of capacity in respect to Erin. However, they are watching Dean very closely. Dean is approaching the Caribbean Islands and could pose a threat to the Gulf Coast as early as next week."

In combination with Weather Insight, the most reliable Tropical System Tracking Service in the industry, Industrial Info can project and accurately determine lost production, outages and throughput cuts before they occur, and confirm post impact.

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