"Hurricane Laura" News

Gulf of Mexico Oil Output Yet to Be Fully Restored After Hurricane

Oct 13, 2020

Energy companies forged ahead restoring oil and natural gas production in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico on Monday, three days after Hurricane Delta made landfall, said the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)…

FEED Completed for Delfin FLNG Vessel

Oct 12, 2020

Delfin Midstream (“Delfin”) has informed that the FEED has been completed for the Newbuild FLNG Vessel for the Delfin LNG project offshore Louisiana, in cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries and Black & Veatch.Delfin LNG project has been…

Hurricane Delta: Workers Pulled from 279 Offshore Platforms in GoM

Oct 09, 2020

Hurricane Delta raked across the Gulf of Mexico, halting most of the region's offshore oil output on Thursday after energy companies shut-in wells, pulled staff from offshore platforms and began securing coastal processing plants.The storm was about 370 miles (595 km) south of Cameron…

Hurricane Sally Shuts More Than a Fifth of U.S. Offshore Oil Output

Sep 15, 2020

More than a fifth of U.S. offshore oil production was shut and key exporting ports were closed on Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Sally's landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast, the second significant hurricane to shutter oil and gas activity over the last month…

Offshore Oil Wells, Ports Shut as Hurricane Sally Advances on U.S. Gulf

Sep 14, 2020

Energy companies, ports and refiners raced on Monday to shut down as Hurricane Sally grew stronger while lumbering toward the central U.S. Gulf Coast, the second significant hurricane to shutter oil and gas activity over the last month.The hurricane…

Oil Firms Halt Output as U.S. Gulf Coast Braces for Hurricane

Sep 14, 2020

Offshore platforms and one refinery along the U.S. Gulf Coast shut down on Sunday as they prepared for a second hurricane strike in less than a month.Phillips 66 began shutting its 255,600 barrel-per-day (bpd) Alliance, Louisiana, refinery as…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Won't Resume Full Output Before Oct.1, Operator Says

Sep 11, 2020

A U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil pipeline owned by Genesis Energy LP is not expected to be fully restored before Oct. 1, the company said on Thursday, after destructive storms tore through the coastal region late last month.Houston-based Genesis…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Production Down 19.9% in Hurricane Laura's Aftermath

Sep 03, 2020

U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore oil output on Wednesday was down by 368,223 barrels per day, or 19.9% of the region's daily production, the U.S. Department of Interior reported, as energy companies restarted more activity in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura…

Enbridge Restores Gulf of Mexico Pipelines After Hurricane Shutdown

Sep 02, 2020

Two natural gas pipelines that connect offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico production platforms resumed operation on Tuesday, Enbridge Inc said, after hurricane-related shutdowns last week.Energy companies continued to restart offshore operations after…

Storm Damage Still Hampering U.S. Gulf of Mexico Energy Ops

Sep 01, 2020

Catastrophic damage to power lines and communications outages on Monday weighed on U.S. Gulf Coast refineries' post-Hurricane Laura assessments and on offshore oil and gas production.Energy companies continued to inspect and restart offshore…

Storm Knocks Out U.S. Gulf of Mexico Gas Pipeline

Aug 31, 2020

An offshore natural gas pipeline that serves four major U.S. Gulf of Mexico production platforms remained out of commission on Monday, pipeline operator Enbridge Inc said, following Hurricane Laura's destructive path through the area.Energy…

Brent Crude at Five-month High on Abu Dhabi Output Cuts

Aug 31, 2020

Oil rose on Monday, with Brent touching the highest in five months, underpinned by a 30% cut in Abu Dhabi crude supplies and encouraging Chinese data even as global demand struggles to return to pre-COVID levels in a well-supplied market.Brent crude futures for November advanced to $46…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Output Remains Lower in Wake of Storm

Aug 31, 2020

U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil output remained down 70%, or 1.29 million barrels per day, according to data released on Sunday by the Department of Interior, as companies continued to return crews to offshore facilities that were evacuated ahead of Hurricane Laura…

Oil Dips as U.S. Rigs, Refiners Appear to Have Avoided Worst of Storm

Aug 28, 2020

Oil prices fell in early trade on Friday as a massive hurricane raced inland past the heart of the U.S. oil industry in Louisiana and Texas, with a storm surge weaker than predicted.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 16 cents…

Hurricane Laura: Workers Evacuated from 299 Gulf of Mexico Platforms

Aug 27, 2020

Oil companies in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had, by Wednesday 11:30 CDT, evacuated workers from 299 oil companies due to a threat from the hurricane Laura, the U.S. offshore safety body BSEE said. According to the BSEE report Wednesday, oil firms…

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