NuStar issues update following Hurricane Sandy
31 October 2012
NuStar has reported very little damage to a number of its terminals which were closed and secured ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
On 30 October the company said it expected its Paulsboro storage terminal in New Jersey to be 'back in operation this evening' after 'damage assessment shows virtually no damage and the terminal has power'.
Both Virginia-based terminals – Virginia Beach and Dumfries – have suffered no or very little damage. The Virginia Beach facility is already back in operation and NuStar is planning to get the Dumfries storage terminal back online on 1 November.
In Maryland, the Piney Point terminal has been flooded and tank insulation damaged, while the Andrews AFB facility's phone system is down. NuStar is in the process of pumping out standing water around its Baltimore terminal, expected to resume operations before November.
Its Linden, New Jersey terminal suffered the most damage and an initial damage assessment shows 'significant high-water damage to the marine and storage terminal', the website says. 'Truck rack terminal appears to be undamaged, but is without power. Timing for return to operation is pending'.