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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 01:19 PM

Strengthening Storm Heads for Louisiana as Oil Rigs Evacuate

By.Brian K. Sullivan and Mike Jeffers
Bloomberg July 10, 2019

(Bloomberg) -- A potential cyclone could become Hurricane Barry before slamming into Louisiana by Saturday, putting at risk oil and natural gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

The system is about 170 miles (275 kilometers) from the mouth of the Mississippi River, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory at 11 a.m. New York time. It could turn into a tropical storm by Thursday and grow to a hurricane in the heart of offshore oil and natural gas production by Friday, according to the agency.

Tropical storm watches are in place along the Louisiana coastline, while energy producers in the Gulf of Mexico began evacuating workers and shutting in output as the system gathers strength off of Florida. The storm could drop up to a foot (30 centimeters) of rain, with some areas getting 18 inches.

Gulf Storm Races Through the Gulf

“Additional tropical storm or hurricane watches could be issued later today or tonight west of Morgan City,” Stacy Stewart, a senior hurricane specialist at the center, wrote in a bulletin. In addition to wind, the system is expected to swamp coastal areas of Louisiana with a life-threatening storm surge.

Chevron Corp. said Tuesday that it began shutting in five of its platforms in the Gulf and is starting to evacuate all associated personnel. Royal Dutch Shell Plc slightly reduced production on two platforms and is evacuating non-essential personnel. BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp. also began removing offshore personnel.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 01:40 PM

1. This is the first time.....

...I can recall that all of my vessels are in port and not out waiting on the last minute rig hold outs. We put the word out at the beginning of the year: when we say leave, the vessels will do so. If you wish to evacuate, better catch the damn boat.

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Response to Steelydamned (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 01:45 PM

2. The NHC actually projects it to become a hurricane by Saturday morning.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 02:00 PM

3. Could be.

It's heading to the West though which could be good or bad, depending.

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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:15 PM

4. New Orleans flooding.

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