Factbox: US Gulf Coast energy infrastructure disrupted by storms
September 15 (Reuters) – Energy companies in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States suffered another blow from Tropical Storm Nicholas which made landfall like a hurricane early Tuesday, nearly two weeks after Hurricane Ida interrupted the oil and gas production in the region. Read more
Energy companies shut down 30% of US crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, according to the regulator Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). Oil and gas companies have again evacuated 36 offshore installations and 39% of their usual offshore production of natural gas has been shut down in the wake of the storm. Read more
Offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico account for 17% of US crude oil production and 5% of dry natural gas production. Over 45% of total US refining capacity is located along the Gulf Coast. Read more
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