La. refineries humming back to life after Ida

2021-09-07

Restart processes are under way at four Louisiana oil refineries accounting for 1.3 million barrels per day of US refining capacity, while five other refineries with a combined capacity of 1 million bpd are still offline a week after Hurricane Ida ravaged the area, according to the Department of Energy. Meanwhile, 88% of offshore oil output and 83% of natural gas production remained offline as of Sunday even as the number of evacuated platforms fell from 288 to 104, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reported.

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