Southeast Asia oil, gas operations escape damage from tsunami

Oil and gas operations in Southeast Asia were remarkably unscathed by the tsunamis that hit 11 countries, killing an estimated 150,000 people, following an earthquake Dec. 26.Major international companies operating in that area reported no major damage or disruptions in even the hardest-hit nations.Royal Dutch/Shell Group said its employees were safe and operations sustained no major damage or disruption "in the countries most seriously affected" by the tsunami—Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and Malaysia.ExxonMobil Corp. reported "a minor disruption" of gas processing in Indonesia by PT Arun and ExxonMobil Oil Indonesia Inc. "for safety" immediately after the tsunami hit tha...

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