Tag: Houston Shipping Channel Fire

Texas training youth for oil field jobs in midst of industry bust

Texas training youth for oil field jobs in midst of industry bust

Big gap in Texas oil and gas labour force between 20-year olds and baby boomers soon to be retiring The oil industry is mired in its latest bust. But in Texas, education officials are working harder than ever to prepare more young people for the oilfield. Their commitment shows the state’s unshakeable commitment to the energy […]

By November 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Petroleum barge collision sparks fire in Houston Ship Channel

Petroleum barge collision sparks fire in Houston Ship Channel

Officials not sure if petroleum barge leaked naphtha into water GALVESTON, Texas – Emergency personnel have extinguished a fire aboard a barge carrying petroleum after the vessel collided with another barge near the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Kendrick says some nearby ship traffic was suspended but that traffic along […]