Hurricane Andrew ($56B) in 1992 disrupted both the Texaco and Chevron impoundment closure work and was QRI’s first experience at the tremendous disruption of natural disasters in a region. QRI’s major oil clients during Decade 1 were Texaco, Chevron USA (CUSA), Chevron Environmental Management Corporation (CEMC), and Chevron Pipeline (CPL). QRI’s major petrochemical clients were Albemarle, Dow, and Chevron Chemical. QRI’s major utility client was Nicor Gas.