Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Producers Begin Restarting After Barry

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, July 15 (Reuters) - U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the nearly 74% production that was shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said. There were 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil production offline in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, about … [Read more...]

Barry Set to Dump Two Feet of Rain on Louisiana

(Bloomberg) --The leading edge of Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain is reaching Louisiana, where communities including New Orleans are bracing for a downpour that threatens to inundate already-high waterways. As much as 25 inches (64 centimeters) of rain could fall in some areas, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. While the chances the storm will reach … [Read more...]

Tropical Storm Barry Nears New Orleans, Raising Flood Threat

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS, July 11 (Reuters) - Nervous New Orleans residents prepared to flee as Tropical Storm Barry closed in on Thursday, with forecasts of "extreme rain" and more flooding ahead of the storm's predicted landfall early on Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. Barry coalesced in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning, packing maximum … [Read more...]