October 31, 2012 3:15:03 PM CDT
In cooperation with local agencies, Motiva is continuing to conduct a thorough inspection and damage assessment of its petroleum terminals that were situated in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
All employees have been accounted for, and no storm related injuries have been reported. The outcome of these assessments will determine the timeline for a return to operations.
Our terminals in New Jersey and New York have experienced flooding due to the storm surge as well as loss of power and wind impacts.
At Sewaren, NJ, we can confirm that at least two diesel storage tanks were damaged and an unknown quantity of product was released. No injuries have occurred and there has been no further product released since the initial event. Previously deployed booms are continuing to skim released product in the Woodbridge creek adjacent to the site. Motiva and public emergency responders are onsite assessing the situation.
The statuses of our terminals in the impacted region are as follows:
- Baltimore, MD - re-opened and fully operational
- Fairfax and Richmond, VA – re-opened and fully operational
- Providence, RI – re-opened and fully operational
- New Haven, CT– re-opened and fully operational
- Bridgeport, CT – re-opened with reduced operations
Sewaren and Newark, NJ; Brooklyn and Long Island, NY – no restart date established
During this period our top priority is the safety of our personnel and the community and to minimize impacts on the environment and to our customers.