Storm recovery begins; limited refinery damage seen

The US oil and gas industry reported early progress as it began to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Ike, which made landfall over Galveston, Tex., in the early hours of Sept. 13.“Clearly, we have experienced damage to a number of our facilities,” American Petroleum Institute Pres. Red Cavaney said. “However, it appears to be less than that associated with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.”Based on aerial inspections by the US Minerals Management Service, industry, and the US Coast Guard through Sept. 15, MMS officials said 28 of the 3,800 offshore oil and gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico were destroyed by Hurricane Ike. “Several other ...

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