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Karen Takes Aim at Central Gulf Coast

Offshore operators on Thursday were bringing nonessential personnel to shore and shuttering some production facilities after National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasters said Tropical Storm Karen could reach hurricane strength by Friday.

October 4, 2013

Potential Tropical Storm Poised to Enter the Gulf of Mexico

Natural gas pipelines on Destin Pipeline Co.’s system operated by BP Pipelines in the central and eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) were in phase 2 of their severe weather contingency plan with all nonessential personnel preparing for evacuation in preparation for what could be the first real tropical storm threat to U.S. energy interests this year, Destin said Wednesday.

October 3, 2013
Natural Gas Industry Increasingly Insulated from Hurricane Impacts

Natural Gas Industry Increasingly Insulated from Hurricane Impacts

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season is deep into its second half and there has yet to be any significant threat to natural gas and oil interests in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). But even if a tropical storm were to blow through the GOM, would it have the same impact on prices and supply as storms have in the past?

September 18, 2013

No Major Hurricanes for 2013, Gas Executive Predicts

A ConocoPhillips chief analyst/strategist on Wednesday told an industry audience in Chicago that there will be no major hurricanes through the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) or elsewhere in the United States this year.

September 16, 2013

Tropical Storms Form Away from Gulf, East Coast

After more than three months of relative quiet, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season started to make noise Tuesday with the formation of a pair of tropical storms, though neither is expected to disrupt North American energy interests.

September 11, 2013

Tropical Activity On the Rise, But GOM Remains Quiet

There has been a flurry of tropical storm activity across the Atlantic and the Caribbean this week, but with less than 90 days remaining in the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, energy interests in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) remain unscathed, and the season has yet to produce a single hurricane.

September 6, 2013

Low-Pressure Area Could Threaten GOM Platforms

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) was reporting Friday afternoon that an area of low pressure off the Yucatan Peninsula in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico could threaten Gulf of Mexico (GOM) energy interests. Several companies had reported that they had begun evacuations of nonessential personnel.

August 19, 2013

NOAA Still Expects ‘Above Normal’ Hurricane Season

The first two months of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season have been relatively quiet, but the peak mid-August through October portion of the season remains on track for above-normal tropical storm activity, according to forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

August 9, 2013
Production Records Broken Again in North Dakota

Production Records Broken Again in North Dakota

Three storms in March failed to deter oil and natural gas operations in North Dakota, which set new all-time highs for the month, according to the latest statistics from the state Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

May 16, 2013

Shell: Drilling Rig Grounded in Alaska Not Leaking

Over New Year’s Eve U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) crews contended with an Arctic storm while assisting Royal Dutch Shell plc’s grounded drillship The Kulluk on the southeast shoreline of Sitkalidak Island, AK. Shell emphasized that the grounding is a maritime accident and not related to drilling, and that there was no risk of an oil spill.

January 3, 2013