Photos: Oil spill near Texas City

Photos: Oil spill near Texas City

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A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of oil collided with a ship in the Houston Ship Channel near Texas City Saturday afternoon.

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KHOU.com staff

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 4:43 PM

TEXAS CITY, Texas -- A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of oil collided with a ship in the Houston Ship Channel near Texas City Saturday afternoon.

The oil that spilled into Galveston Bay blocked traffic Sunday between the Gulf of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways, affecting all vessels, even cruise ships.

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