US oil production declines after impact of Hurricane Ida

US oil production declines after impact of Hurricane Ida

About 88%, or 1.6 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production accounts for and 83%, or 1.8 billion cubic feet per day, of natural gas production in the United States remains locked from Mexico to the Gulf-regulated north. Later on Sunday (5), the Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement (BSEE, its abbreviation in English) said, due to Hurricane Ida, it was halted for more than a week.

On Saturday (4), 93% of oil production was offline. A total of 104 oil and gas platforms and five rigs were evacuated on Sunday.

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A private team of divers is trying to trace the source of a suspected oil spill seen in the Bay Marchand area of ​​the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after Hurricane Ida devastated the area during the week, the guard said. American coast.

Images from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, first reported by the Associated Press on Wednesday (1), show a dark spot stretching for miles in coastal waters.

Slick appeared to be about two miles from Port Fourchon, Louisiana, an oil and gas production and distribution center.

The images show the smear traveling 19 kilometers to the east along the Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Ida, the most powerful to hit the US Gulf Coast, reached Louisiana a week before moving northeast of the country and causing intense flooding that killed dozens of people in New York and other states in the region. .

(Reporting by Sabrina Valle)

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