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Tropical Storm Isaac Update - #13

Shell and Motiva manufacturing and distribution facilities along the U.S. Gulf Coast

Shell and Motiva are assessing the impact of Tropical Storm Isaac on its manufacturing and distribution facilities that were situated in the storm’s path. Employees are being accounted for, and no storm related injuries have been reported.

Facilities are conducting a thorough post storm inspection and damage assessment to ensure the integrity of equipment, systems and processes before returning to normal rates or restarting operations. The outcome of these assessments will determine the timeline for a return to full operations.

The following is the current status of our manufacturing and distribution facilities:

  • Mobile, AL is still operating at reduced rates 
  • Refinery at Norco, LA has shut down its units while the chemical plant is still operating at reduced rates
  • Convent and Geismar, LA will begin the process of restarting their units 
  • Capline pipeline has re-started
  • Offshore Gulf pipeline network and Ho-Ho pipeline remain shut down but we may begin flyover inspections on August 30, weather permitting
  • Convent terminal, LA and Collins terminal, MS have re-opened
  • Kenner terminal, LA remains shut down

Critical to the success of safe startup and return to normal operations is the stability of utilities such as electricity, steam and water. To this end we are working closely with our partners, suppliers and vendors in both the private and public sectors.

During this period of inspection and assessment our top priority is the safety of our personnel and the community and to minimize impacts on the environment and to our customers.