September 8, 2017 / 11:03 PM / 6 months ago

FACTBOX-Oil companies in the Caribbean, southeast U.S. brace for Hurricane Irma

 (Adds Odfjell Terminal and Kinder Morgan updates)
    Sept 8 (Reuters) - Energy infrastructure in the Caribbean and in the southeastern United
States was being shut down due to Hurricane Irma, even as recovery operations from storm Harvey
were under way.
    Royal Dutch Shell on Friday said it has suspended some of its well operations and
reduced staff at its eastern Gulf of Mexico assets as a precautionary measure ahead of Irma.

    NuStar Energy said its Statia terminal in St. Eustatius sustained damage from Irma,
but no injuries or spills were reported. 
    Buckeye Partners said it shut vessel traffic to its BORCO facility in the Bahamas,
the largest oil terminal in the Caribbean.
    Norway's Statoil was also making preparations on Thursday to close its South Riding
Point terminal on Grand Bahama Island, traders close to the facility told Reuters.
    Port Everglades, the largest in South Florida for fuel deliveries, was closed to inbound
ships on Friday.
    Kinder Morgan's terminals in Florida, Central Florida and Elba Island LNG Terminal
in Georgia are all likely to experience temporary or partial shutdowns during the passage of
Irma, a spokeswoman said Friday.
    Irma ranks as one of the five most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in the last 82 years and the
strongest Atlantic storm recorded by the U.S. National Hurricane Center outside the Caribbean
Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
 COMPANY         LOCATION      ACTION                 FULL STORY
 Refidomsa       Haina,        34,000-bpd Haina                   
                 Dominican     refinery already at    
                 Republic      reduced rates due to   
                               lack of imported       
                               crude and declared     
                               force majeure on fuel  
                               deliveries. Closed     
                               docks due to Irma on   
 COMPANY         LOCATION      ACTION                 FULL STORY
 Buckeye         Puerto Rico   Yabucoa oil terminal               
 Partners                      in Puerto Rico shut    
                               ahead of Hurricane     
 Buckeye         Freeport,     BORCO terminal to                  
 Partners        Grand Bahama  shut completely by     
                 Island        end of day on          
 Statoil         Grand Bahama  South Riding Point                 
                 Island        storage and            
                               terminal to shut       
                               operations on          
 NuStar          St.           Statia terminal                    
                 Eustatius     suffered damage to     
                               several tanks and      
                               other equipment due    
                               to Hurricane Irma.     
                               All employees safe,    
                               no oil spills have     
                               been registered        
 Limetree Bay    St. Croix,    Hovensa terminal       
 Terminals       U.S. Virgin   shuttered due to       
                 Islands       storm, traders said    
 American        Brunswick,    Shut down around noon  
 Midstream       Georgia       on Friday and          
 Brunswick                     evacuated employees    
 Odfjell         Charleston,   Continuing             
 Terminal        South         operations,            
                 Carolina      monitoring the status  
                               of storm, Director     
 Port            Hollywood,    Closed to inbound                  
 Everglades      Florida       ships on Friday        
 COMPANY         LOCATION      ACTION                 FULL STORY
 Shell           Eastern Gulf  Reduced staff at its               
                 of Mexico     eastern Gulf of        
                               Mexico assets as a     
                               precautionary measure  
 BP              Thunder       Non-essential                      
                 Horse         personnel evacuated    
                 platform      from platform and      
                               associated drill ship  
                               West Vela              
 (Reporting by Julia Simon and Jessica Resnick-Ault in New York and Marianna Parraga in Houston;
Editing by W Simon and James Dalgleish)
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