September 13, 2021 [Argus] – The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), which suspended deliveries ahead of Hurricane Ida, appears to have restarted some operations, according to a company notice.
LOOP “continues to work with shippers to receive and deliver crude oil to regional refineries,” the company said. LOOP also said that “the supply chain is functioning.”
The company did not respond to requests for more information.
LOOP said previously it was conducting repairs after the storm but did not provide details.
Ida made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on 29 August as a category 4 hurricane, causing widespread damage and power outages.
LOOP, about 20 miles (32km) off the coast from Grand Isle, Louisiana, is the only US port capable of fully loading Very Large Crude Carriers. LOOP can export WTI and similar grades but is primarily known as the main export hub for offshore-produced Mars.
LOOP also operates oil storage facilities in Clovelly, Louisiana, and the Locap pipeline that connects Clovelly to the oil hub at St James, Louisiana.
NuStar Energy said today it has restarted full operations at its crude terminal in St James after power was fully restored to the facility.
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