EGEB: How Hurricane Ida Affects EV and Gas Drivers and Power

In today’s Electric Green Energy Brief (EGEB)

  • Hurricane Ida will affect gas prices for ICE-drivers across the United States.
  • Is it possible to prevent a power outage from a hurricane?
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Hurricane Ida shut down oil and natural gas

According to the latest update posted on Monday afternoon, 94.6% of oil production and 93.6% of natural gas production were offline due to Category 4 Hurricane Ida.

BEEE says.

Utilities will be inspected after the storm passes. Once all standard checks are completed, production from undamaged facilities will be returned online immediately. Damaged utilities can take a long time to recover online.

BSEE will continue to update its release and closing statistics on CDT 1 hour daily as needed. This survey reflects the report of 25 companies up to 25 30 CDT [Monday].

Mexico’s Gulf Coast oil production accounts for 17% of U.S. crude oil and 5 percent of U.S. crude oil production, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (IAA). More:

More than 45% of the total U.S. petroleum refining capacity is located on the Gulf Coast and 51% of the total US natural gas processing plant capacity.

Six local refineries near New Orleans have been shut down, and three other nearby factories appear to be operating at a reduced rate.

So what does it mean for American gas car drivers? Inflation. CNN explains –

A.D. In the week following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the average price of a gallon of standard gas rose 46 cents to $ 3.07, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That was the biggest one-week increase of 18% in the 1991 Gulf War. After that storm, it took two months for gas prices to return to pre-Katrina levels.

Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for the American Automobile Association, said:

In the future, there is no question that jumping 10-20 cents on a pump depends on the night movement in the market.

Power outage solutions?

In Louisiana, eight power lines went down simultaneously, causing widespread power outages. As of Tuesday morning, much of southeastern Louisiana was still not fully operational, and Mississippi and Alabama were also experiencing interruptions. Consumer Enterprise writes:

Since many areas are currently inaccessible to roads, a full assessment of the damage may take several days. Based on historical recovery times, customers may experience more than three weeks of disruption on a straight line, such as Hurricane Ida. About 90% of customers will return to their previous positions, and customers in more severe areas should plan for an extended power outage.

Is there a way to get rid of the darkness that New Orleans is facing now, even though New Year’s Eve has opened a natural gas station there? (Entergy has yet to explain the collapse of the gas plant.) The New York Times Writes

The Binden administration plans to spend tens of billions of dollars on additional transmission lines to transport solar and wind power from one part of the country to another. However, some energy experts argue that with the increasing frequency of hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters, large-scale investments in power lines and small-scale systems such as roof solar panels and batteries should be invested. Because small systems are installed in many homes, businesses, schools, and other buildings, some continue to operate during and after an emergency.

Of Times Interestingly, a retired engineer in the oil giant Royal Dutch spoke to a New Orleans couple who had solar and storage power. So is indoor solar and battery storage the answer to resistance to big waves? One way is to make sure your electric car is charging, and of course EVs can also be used as a power source. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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