Flooding in Louisiana is affecting refining and threatening oil infrastructure. A source told Bloomberg that Exxon Mobil has shut down four production units and idled others at a refinery along the Mississippi river in Baton Rouge. Motiva Enterprises is putting a skeleton staff in place at its Convent refinery near Baton Rouge. Lipow Oil Associates President Andrew Lipow says floodwaters threaten pipelines, terminals and other infrastructure, which could affect refineries’ operations. Gulf Coast fuel prices have risen as a result. Read more from Bloomberg.
Helsinki, Finland will begin testing two autonomous shuttles on city streets. Finland has previously tested the Easymile autonomous pods, but this will be the first time they’re operating on public roads alongside regular traffic. Finish law doesn’t require vehicles to be operated by a driver, making it easier to get approval for tests like this. The low-speed shuttles will be on the roads until the middle of September. Read more at Tech Crunch, or from YLE.