Loews Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a commercial property and casualty insurance company primarily in the United States. The company offers management and professional liability insurance and risk management services, and other specialized property and casualty coverages; commercial surety and fidelity bonds; and warranty and alternative risk services primarily for vehicles and portable electronic communication devices. Its commercial’s property insurance products include standard and excess property, marine, and boiler and machinery coverages; and casualty insurance products comprise workers’ compensation, general and product liability, commercial auto, and umbrella coverages. The company also provides loss-sensitive insurance programs; and risk management, information, warranty, and claims administration services, as well as underwrites primarily short-tail exposures in marine and aviation, non-marine property, property treaty reinsurance, and specialty lines products. It markets its insurance products and services primarily through independent agents, brokers, and managing general underwriters to various customers. In addition, the company owns and operates 38 offshore drilling rigs consisting of 27 semisubmersible rigs, 6 jack-ups, and 5 drillships for companies engaged in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons. Further, it is involved in the transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs), and gathering and processing of natural gas. It owns and operates natural gas pipelines covering approximately 14,625 miles of interconnected pipelines; and underground storage fields with aggregate working gas capacity of approximately 208 billion cubic feet of natural gas. Additionally, it operates 22 hotels in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in New York, New York.