The Shell and Motiva manufacturing and distribution facilities along the U.S. Gulf Coast continue to closely monitor Hurricane Isaac and take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of employees and operations based on our established storm readiness and response plans.

Refineries and Chemical Plants

Manufacturing facilities at Norco, LA and Mobile, AL continue to operate at reduced rates while Convent and Geismar, LA have safely shutdown process units consistent with pre-established hurricane preparation plans. All four facilities will maintain essential personnel on site to ensure around-the-clock safety and security as well as to provide assessments of the storm’s impact.


The following Shell and Motiva owned or operated pipelines and terminals have been temporarily shut down:

  • Offshore Gulf pipeline network (since afternoon, Aug 27) 
  • Capline pipeline (since evening of Aug. 26) 
  • Ho-Ho pipeline, from Houma eastwards to DOE Junction (since evening of Aug 27) 
  • St James terminal (since Aug 27)
  • Kenner terminal (since afternoon, August 28) 
  • Convent terminal (since afternoon, August 28)

Operations will resume as weather conditions allow.

Motiva and Shell will continue to monitor weather conditions closely and respond to further developments as necessary. Our top priority is the safety of our personnel and the community and to minimize impacts on the environment and to our customers.

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