LOOP suspends oil offloading

On August 13th the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port’s (LOOP) Offshore Marine Terminal suspended its crude oil offloading operations.

According to information on the LOOP website activities are underway to inspect and repair the pipeline. A detailed work plan is under development.

Preliminary estimates indicate that marine offloading operations may resume in 9 to 13 days. LOOP said it a statement that it would be assessing options to safely expedite offloading operations when repairs are complete.

All other pipelines into and out of the Clovelly Hub remain operational. The next update is expected later today.

 

LOOP, Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, is the largest point of entry for crude oil coming into the U.S.„ The deepwater port is located 18 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico in 110 ft. of water.„
LOOP receives crude oil from two sources: Large ships carrying crude oil to the US from foreign countries and domestic deepwater oil production wells operating in the Gulf of Mexico.
 August 15, 2014

 

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