ND oil not feeling pain from hurricane – yet

BISMARCK — Hurricane Harvey’s disruption to Gulf Coast refineries is not showing any impact on North Dakota’s oil industry, according to Justin Kringstad, director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority. But it’s early, he admits.

Lack of impact now doesn’t mean an impact isn’t coming. It just depends on how long the refinery outages last, Kringstad said.

“As of right now, it doesn’t appear to be having any immediate effect, at least so far,” Kringstad said. “The big unknown is how long the refining centers on the Gulf Coast are going to be impacted.”