Energy companies are launching a days-long review as widespread power outages and flooding along the coast pose a major obstacle to the resumption of oil and gas processing plants.
Hurricane Destroyed at least 94 percent of Gulf of Mexico’s oil and gas production off the coast of Louisiana.
Power outages could last up to three weeks, utility officials said, delaying efforts to repair and restart power plants, which could take at least two weeks to fully begin.
A power outage last year caused power outages at Lake Charles and Lake Charles to run for five weeks, leaving owners with millions of dollars in lost productivity.
Robert Yugger, the future director of energy at Mizuho Security, described the switch as “impossible to copy easily” and said that redesign was complex and dangerous. “My observation is two to four weeks before the end,” he said.
Filter factories have died down
Hundreds of oil refineries were evacuated and nearly 1.1 million homes and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi were without power Monday afternoon. Films in Norco and Belle Cessie, Louisiana, show marshes a day after the storm.
Entergy Corporation, Louisiana’s largest power utility, has warned of “serious” damage to transmission lines. At the height of the storm, a tower collapsed and power lines fell into the Mississippi River, the utility said.
Exxon Mobile Corporation has suspended operations due to a shortage of 520,000 barrels (BDD) Baton Rouge oil processing and chemical complexes, the spokesman said. “After the accident, it was a storm,” said Bernardo Fallas, a spokesman for a refinery in Louisiana that was severely damaged.
The most expensive day of labor
The termination will help raise retail gasoline prices to 5 to 15 cents per gallon, according to Gazbete Monitor. The price increase will depend on how much electricity and the main pipeline continue to operate, said Patrick de Han, a petroleum analyst.
The Coalition pipeline, the largest U.S. pipeline network, hopes to start pumping gasoline and diesel on closed lines Monday through Houston to Greensbrough, North Carolina. Its network supplies about half of the gasoline used on the coast of the US East Coast, and an extended May shutdown has resulted in fuel shortages.
The impact of Hurricane Ida on the oil industry may have been making American drivers more expensive since 2014.
Patrick Dehan, head of retail gas monitoring at retail, said the national average price of unfiltered fuel should rise to $ 3.18 a gallon this weekend due to tight supplies.
“It’s too early to know all the damage to the oil and gas industry, but motorists can change on Mondays and Sundays.”
Oil companies began scanning for damaged beach platforms. Royal Dutch plans to fly the assets on Monday, saying BP Plc, BHP, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil are reviewing coastal facilities.
“It will take a few days to get a clear picture of the potential impact,” said Ola Morton Ananstad, a spokeswoman for Equatorial AS, which left the Gulf of Mexico and stopped production in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States.
1.72 million BPD of oil production and 2.01 million cubic feet of natural gas per day have been cut off in the Gulf of Mexico by the United States following displacement in 288 forums.
Nearly a dozen commercial ports from New Orleans to Pascagola, Mississippi, were closed on Monday. The closures include the largest privately owned export and import terminal in the United States, the Louisiana Coastal Oil Port (LOP).
Ida built a landfill near the port of Fortune on Lop’s land. Officials exporting fuel to the port were not available for comment on Monday.