LOOP resumes onshore deliveries, Gulf offloading still suspended

31 August 2012 17:59  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Deliveries from an onshore facility of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) resumed late Thursday, but the offshore port has not yet begun taking oil deliveries from tankers, a LOOP official said on Friday.

The LOOP’s Clovelly storage facility resumed deliveries Thursday following damage control in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaac, which made landfall on Tuesday as a hurricane. 

The Clovelly storage dome, 25 miles inland, is running with backup generators and does not have commercial power yet, according to a LOOP statement. But contingency operations are in place, ensuring deliveries of crude oil stock to many area refineries, the statement said.

However, offloading from oil tankers offshore in the Gulf of Mexico is still suspended, said David Carrere, LOOP vice president of business development.

The LOOP suspended oil tanker deliveries on Monday afternoon in anticipation of Isaac's landfall.

The LOOP provides tanker offloading and temporary storage for oil transported by tankers that are too big to navigate the Mississippi river into the port of New Orleans. The LOOP handles 13% of foreign oil imported to the US.

By: Lane Kelley
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