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Hurricane Delta's winds topple gear, disrupt U.S. oil refineries
Hurricane Delta shut power and toppled equipment at U.S. Gulf Coast oil refineries and closed oil-export ports as its destructive winds and storm surge reached far from its center. Nearly 700,000 homes and businesses in three Gulf Coast states were without power on Saturday after Delta made landfall overnight as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 miles per hour (161 kph) near the town of Creole, Louisiana. Delta’s fierce winds tore roofs off homes, cut electric power and disrupted energy operations as far away as Port Arthur, Texas, 65 miles (105 km) west of Delta’s landfall. Total SA’s 225,500 ... (full story)
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Most U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore crude oil shut for a third day
U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore oil output on Saturday was down by 1.69 million barrels, or 92% of the region’s daily production, the U.S. Department of Interior reported, as offshore wells remained closed after Hurricane Delta tore through the area. Producers had evacuated staff from 283 platforms and drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as of midday on Saturday. Producers halted some 62% of offshore natural gas production, or 1.69 billion cubic feet per day, Interior Department figures showed. The oil and gas figures have been nearly identical for the last three days in a row. Cumulative volumes shut-in by Hurricane ... (full story)