Oil, gas production recovery mired by Katrina’s damage

The recovery of oil and natural gas production has been stalled from the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina largely because of damage to pipelines and storage facilities, said some industry observers. Also, at presstime last week, a handful of Gulf Coast refineries remained shut down due to the storm, as did several gas processing plants.Shell Pipeline Co. LP, a unit of Shell Oil Co., confirmed crude leaks from an aboveground storage unit into a containment dike at a company tank farm in Pilottown, La., and from a 20-in. pipeline in Nairn, La.Damage to the pipeline resulted from a breach in a hurricane protection levee. Damage to the storage tank was apparently caused by...

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