Hurricane Harvey disrupted U.S. Gulf Coast refining operations from late August to September in 2017, and pausing operations led to record-high U.S. crude oil exports when facilities reopened after the storm, the EIA reported today.

In October 2017, crude oil exports from the United States reached a monthly record of more than 1.7 MMBOPD. The EIA’s Petroleum Supply Monthly data for October 2017 showed that the largest increases in U.S. crude oil exports were to Asia, followed by Europe.

Asia takes 35% of U.S. exported crude oil Jan.-Aug. ...

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