U.S. Gulf Oil Producers, Refiners Shut as Ida Comes Ashore

Ida is bearing down on New Orleans as major hurricane Sunday Almost 12% of U.S. refining capacity affected by storm

US Gulf Oil Producers - Shell Refinery

Oil and natural gas explorers in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana refineries have shut production as Hurricane Ida crashes ashore.

Based on the latest forecast by the National Hurricane Center, Ida will make 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 U.S. total — was being shut or brought to reduced rates at plants along the Mississippi River.

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