Tropical storm? What tropical storm?

The Minerals Management Service’s final update on oil and gas output post-Tropical Storm Ida has the Gulf of Mexico almost back to normal:

“From the operators’ reports, it is estimated that approximately 2.22 % of the oil production in the Gulf is shut-in. It is also estimated that approximately 2.66 % of the natural gas production in the Gulf is shut-in. Estimated energy production from the Gulf of Mexico as of March 2009 is 1.3 million barrels of oil per day and 7.0 billion cubic feet of gas per day.”

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