Hurricane Ida- Update #18
September 13, 2021 20:00 CST
(ISSUED at 8:00 PM CST): Shell continues to actively monitor the impact of Hurricane Ida to our assets in Louisiana and in the communities where we operate.
Our Appomattox, Enchilada/Salsa, and Auger assets continue to ramp up production. Our Perdido asset in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico was never disrupted by the hurricane and our floating production, storage and offloading vessel, the Turritella (also known as Stones) is on line as well. Our Mars, Ursa, and Olympus assets remain shut in.
Damage assessments continue at our West Delta-143 (WD-143) offshore facility, operated by Shell Pipeline. We are working to understand the full extent of the damage and the degree to which production in the Gulf of Mexico will be impacted.
Our Geismar Chemical facility is in the process of safely restarting. The site continues to experience utility and feedstock constraints but has resumed loading capabilities and shipping product.
The Norco to Kenner pipeline has now been returned to service. This pipeline carries gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel to the Shell terminal at the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.
Our recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida include caring for our people and the communities where they live and work. In response to an urgent request from the United Way of St. Charles, volunteers from our Norco Manufacturing facility are collecting needed supplies. Those donations will be distributed to the United Way this week.
As always, Shell’s top priority is the safety of our people, the environment, and our assets.
To find out more about our hurricane preparedness, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter.