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Hurricane Harvey threatens Texas' booming oil, energy exports

South Texas city is in midst of an investment boom bringing billions of dollars in pipeline industry

Reuters  |  Houston 

The first major hurricane in 18 years to take aim at Corpus Christi, Texas, could deliver a gut punch to a city booming from chemicals and energy exports driven by the shale revolution. Hurricane Harvey was approaching the city on Friday with winds of up to 130 miles an hour (215 kph), the National Weather Service said. The city of 325,000 people has not had a direct hit by a major storm since Hurricane Celia in 1970. The National Weather Service said the storm surge around the city, which is less than 7 feet (2.13 m) above sea level, could be between 6 feet and 13 feet (1.83 ...

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First Published: Sat, August 26 2017. 10:49 IST