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Damage to TX Oil Refineries Has Cost 1 Million Barrels Per Day — Here’s What That Means to You

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to pummel the Texas Gulf Coast, 22 percent of the state’s oil refineries are completely shut down. Once progressives heard the news, it didn’t take long before they started mocking the devastating effects the storm had on the state and oil industry.

The Young Turks, hardly worth a mention, quickly attributed the storm to — you guessed it — climate change. They then went on to bash Houston oil companies, including ExxonMobil, suffering from the storm.

Cenk Uygur went as far as to start a petition calling for all federal funds to be withheld from major oil companies once the damage is assessed. “No federal or local assistance should be given to oil companies to recover from Hurricane Harvey,” because “they created this mess,” said Uygur.

Experts are urging consumers to brace for a sharp increase in the price of crude oil due to flooding and damage that forced several refineries to shut down.

Royal Dutch Shell shut down its Deer Park Refinery which produces up to 340,000 barrels per day. ExxonMobil, located in Baytown, Texas, also shut down its plant which produces up to 560,000 b/d. Petrobras, located in Pasadena, Texas, shut down its refinery which produces up to 110,000 b/d.

According to CNBC, other refineries aren’t too far behind.

“Traders and oil industry news services also say that the Phillips 66 Sweeny Texas Refinery (260,000 b/d) is shutting down, and that output at Marathon’s Galveston Bay refinery (460,000 b/d) and the Access Industries plant in Houston (260,000 b/d) are slowed because of the closed ship channel. The Magellan pipeline company has announced it’s shutting down its crude oil and refined product pipeline in Houston, which means remaining refineries there might be shutting down as well. Refineries in Corpus Christi owned by Flint Hills, Valero, and Citgo, totaling more than 700,000 barrels per day, had also been slated for controlled shutdowns according to an Oil Express news alert.”

CNBC also reported that even if the damage is controlled, it would be nearly impossible for thousands of workers to return to work safely.

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Jason Whitlock: Here’s why black men & black Americans relate to Donald Trump

Black celebrities like Kanye West & Ice Cube aren't alone. In fact, sportswriter Jason Whitlock says it shouldn't be a surprise that more and more black men are supporting Donald Trump. He says that unlike President Obama, Trump actually "has a record" of helping black Americans. And, because he's an alpha male, Whitlock says the president's fearlessness is something black men relate to. Whitlock explains why Trump nearly convinced him to register to vote, and he describes how his long-time Democratic mother reacted when she experienced a softer side to the president.

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Megyn Kelly: Media coverage of President Trump is ‘DISGUSTING’

Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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2020 M1 VIRTUAL GALA: Watch the entire event here in case you missed it live

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Bill O’Reilly: 'Be cautioned' if you think Hunter Biden story is enough to nail Joe

Bill O'Reilly is back! He joins Glenn to discuss the second — and last — presidential debate of the campaign season and he comments on whether or not Trump did enough to convince the average, uninformed voter of Joe's blatant corruption overseas. O'Reilly explains the origin of the Democrat narrative on Russian interference, why moderator Kristen Welker tried to stay off the Ukraine topic, and whether or not he believes Joe will be taken down by stories that mostly center on his son, Hunter.