Tropical Storm Barry May Form in Gulf of Mexico Later This Week

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) --A tropical storm may loom in the Gulf of Mexico late Wednesday or early on July 11 as a low pressure system moves off Georgia into warm waters, gaining strength and threatening offshore oil and natural gas production. The patch of low pressure currently over Georgia has an 80% chance of developing into at least a tropical depression and … [Read more...]

Carr: Tropical Storm Barry – Where do we go from here?

By CW4 Michael Carr - Tropical Storm, and potentially Hurricane Barry was heading directly for us. Though still a thousand miles away, which might seem far away, that distance is small when considering the wind radius and forward motion. We needed to make decisions on what we would do, and once those decisions were made we would be unable to change our decisions. Hurricane … [Read more...]

U.S. Hurricane Season is Unnecessarily Dangerous

By Eric Roston (Bloomberg) -- Forecasters are expecting this year’s North Atlantic hurricane season to be roughly average, with about 14 named storms including six full-fledged hurricanes. Last week, the government finally dealt with the fallout from 2018, enacting a $19.1 billion relief package to help U.S. towns and cities still recovering from last year’s natural disasters. … [Read more...]

Leslie to Hit Portugal as Strongest Iberian Storm Since 1842

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) -- After a three-week journey around the Atlantic Ocean, Leslie was on track to hit Portugal with winds of near-hurricane force -- only the third time in 176 years that a storm this powerful has made it to the Iberian Peninsula. Storm warnings cover Portugal, according to the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere. Leslie’s sustained … [Read more...]

U.S. Oil Firms Restoring Operations in Storm-Battered Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Major oil producers and drillers, including Chevron Corp and BP Plc, on Thursday began returning crews to more than 90 offshore facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that were evacuated this week as Hurricane Michael moved through the Gulf. Production shut-ins that had temporarily halted 42 percent of Gulf oil output and nearly a third of natural … [Read more...]