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Gas factbox: About 8.1% of Gulf of Mexico output remains offline

Houston (Platts)--4 Sep 2017 918 pm EDT/118 GMT


Houston and the Gulf Coast region of Texas continued to dry out Monday following the days of historic flooding that Harvey delivered.

The storm made landfall as a hurricane, but did most of its damage to energy infrastructure after it was downgraded to a tropical storm.


PRODUCTION


About 8.1% of daily Gulf of Mexico natural gas output remained offline Monday, 10 days after Harvey began to wreak havoc to the center of US energy infrastructure. It was a slight improvement from 8.4% offline Sunday.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reported that, based on data from operator reports submitted as of 11:30 am local time, about 259.2 MMcf/d of Gulf gas production of 3.2 Bcf/d was shut in.

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Personnel remained evacuated from 14 production platforms, or 2% of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, down from the 30 production platforms that saw evacuations as of Sunday.


LNG


At Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, tankers still were unable to access the site Monday because inbound and outbound traffic along the Intracoastal Waterway feeding the terminal remained suspended.

A dispatcher for Sabine Pilots, which navigates vessels along the waterway, said the suspension would be in effect until further notice.

Another dispatcher said Sunday the suspension could be lifted Tuesday or Wednesday. The last cargo to leave Sabine Pass was August 24, the day before Harvey came ashore along the Gulf Coast.


MIDSTREAM


Kinder Morgan, which moves move than one-third of the natural gas consumed in the US, continued to see restrictions on some segments of its Tennessee Gas Pipeline Monday.

--Harry Weber, harry.weber@spglobal.com
--Edited by Valarie Jackson, valarie.jackson@spglobal.com



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