Hurricane Ida: Gulf oil and gas workers evacuated

Oil and gas workers are being evacuated from parts of the Gulf of Mexico and some production is being shut-in as Hurricane Ida takes aim for the Central Gulf coast. The storm should be hitting the Eastern edge of the main oil and gas production areas, so the amount of production offline should be relatively small.
In a statement Sunday night BP said it has curtailed some production and “evacuated most of our non-essential personnel while maintaining essential operations personnel to continue to produce as conditions allow. In the event that the storm worsens, operations personnel will work to ensure a safe and efficient shut in of production and to also position the facilities for a safe and efficient re-start.”
Chevron said in a very brief statement on its web site that it has “begun to evacuate personnel due to Hurricane Ida. Some production has been shut in.”
According to wire reports The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port was suspending offloading tankers in advance of the storm, Marathon Oil had shut-in the Ewing Bank platform, which produces 11,700 barrels of oil per day and 10.5 million cubic feet of gas, and Exxon Mobil said it was preparing to evacuate personnel.
Anadarko, owner operator of the massive Independence Hub which is in the middle of what appears to be the likely storm path, said on Sunday it had started to evacuate workers but had not shut-in any production.

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