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Hardening and Resiliency: U.S. Energy Industry Response to Recent Hurricane Seasons

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability conducted research on the petroleum refineries in the Gulf Coast after storms in 2005 and 2008 caused flooding and wind damage that resulted in a significant number of these refineries being shut down. The research "focuses on the measures that the refiners, petroleum product pipeline operators, and electric utilities in the Gulf Coast have taken to harden their assets and make energy supply to the Southeast more resilient."

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