Sept 7 (Reuters) – Energy companies were still struggling to restart production a week after Hurricane Ida made landfall, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast.
About 1.5 million barrels per day of oil production, or 84%, remains shut, while another 1.8 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas output, or 81%, was offline in the U.S. side of the Gulf of Mexico, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Monday. read more
Gulf of Mexico offshore wells account for 17% of U.S. crude oil production and 5% of dry natural gas production. More than 45% of total U.S. refining capacity lies along the Gulf Coast.
The following is a timeline of current measures being taken:
Reporting by Bengaluru Commodities Desk; Editing by William Maclean, Leslie Adler, Louise Heavens and David Gregorio
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