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Government, Business, Top 100

Extreme Winter Weather Causes Vaccine Shipping Delays

Joggers run down an street empty in Nolensville, Tenn., Feb. 18. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press) Joggers run down an street empty in Nolensville, Tenn., Feb. 18. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Extreme winter weather has dealt the first major setback to the Biden administration’s planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines, delaying shipment of three days’ worth of shots, or about 6 million doses.

February 19, 2021
Business, Fuel

Arctic Blast Cuts US Oil Output by 2 Million Barrels a Day

Pump jacks operate in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Feb. 13, 2021. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News) Pump jacks operate in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Feb. 13. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News)

U.S. oil production has plunged by more than 2 million barrels a day as the coldest weather in 30 years brings havoc to key producing states that rarely have to deal with frigid Arctic blasts.

February 16, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

US Gulf Coast Faces Threat From Pair of Tropical Storms

Offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated for storms. An oil platform stands in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. The incoming tropical storms Marco and Laura have prompted evacuations of such rigs. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Back-to-back tropical storms pose a combined threat to the U.S. Gulf Coast this week, where more than half of offshore oil production is already shut and residents from Texas to Florida are warily watching the skies.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2020
Business

Arizona Hopes Dust Storms Shutting I-40 Have Ended

Arizona transportation and public safety officials said they hope whatever caused severe dust storms that closed a stretch of Interstate 40 at least 10 times in the past two months has run its course.

June 15, 2010