Oil and natural gas explorers in the US Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana refineries have shut production as Hurricane Ida crashed ashore.
Based on the latest forecast by the National Hurricane Center, Ida made landfall near New Orleans Sunday afternoon. About 1.74 million barrels a day, or 95.7% of crude production, and 93.8% of gas output was shut-in as of Sunday, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. About 2.11 million barrels a day of refining capacity — approximately 12% of the US total — was being shut or brought to reduced rates at plants along the Mississippi River.
Here is a list of major oil and gas production sites, refineries, pipelines and ports being shut and their capacity in barrels per day, or barrels of oil equivalent a day.
Atlantis, 200,000 b/d
Mad Dog, 100,000 b/d
Na Kika, 130,000 b/d
Thunder Horse, 250,000 b/d
Royal Dutch Shell Plc
Turritella (including Stones field) 50,000 boe/d (at peak), Stones working to resume partial production
Mars, 60,000 boe/d
Olympus, 100,000 boe/d
Appomattox, 175,000 boe/d
Ursa, 150,000 boe/d
Auger, 130,000 boe/d
Enchilada/Salsa, capacity not specified
Titan, 2,000 boe/d (producing rate in the second quarter)
Shenzi, 100,000 b/d and 50 mmcf/d gas
Murphy Oil Corp.
Shutting in production, up to 4,100 boe/d
Shutting all oil and natural gas platforms; volume not specified
Average net daily output in 2018 was 186,000 barrels of crude, 105 million cubic feet of natural gas and 13,000 barrels of NGLs: website
Exxon Mobil Corp.
Began evacuating personnel from its Hoover platform; minimal impact on production
Shut 215k b/d St. Charles, 125k b/d Meraux
Reducing rates at 190k b/d Chalmette
Shutting 230k b/d Norco
Baton Rouge (520k b/d) running at 50% capacity
Shut 255k b/d Alliance
Shut production at 578k b/d Garyville
Shuts lines 1 & 2, main gasoline and distillate pipes running from Houston to Greensboro NC. Colonial system can distribute up to 2.5m b/d of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel across southeast and Mid-Atlantic