Gulfport Energy Corporation announced that all four tank batteries at its West Cote Blanche Bay (“WCBB”) field were operational as of October 10, 2008. Total company production from October 11 to October 16, 2008 averaged approximately 5,784 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“BOEPD”) as compared to average production of 5,669 BOEPD from August 1 to August 29, 2008 prior to curtailing production for Hurricane Gustav. From October... Read more..
Westar Energy crews are heading east to help E.ON U.S. with power restoration from outages caused by intense winds as remnants of Hurricane Ike pushed through the state. E. ON U.S., based out of Louisville, Ky., owns and operates Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Company (KU). Remnants of Ike caused power outages to approximately 75 percent of LG&E’s service territory. As of early this morning, 159,000... Read more..
Titan Energy Worldwide, Inc., a leader in manufacturing, marketing and servicing of energy generation products and services, announced that the Company’s Sentry 5000(TM) Mobile Utility System was successfully deployed in critical situations after Hurricane Gustav made landfall along the Gulf Coast earlier this month, including operation at the Baton Rouge Airport. The Sentry 5000(TM) is manufactured solely by the Company’s subsidiary,... Read more..
Progress Energy is sending more than 800 company and contract workers from the Carolinas and Florida to Texas to assist utilities there with expected damage and power outages from Hurricane Ike. The company’s deployment of 385 employees and 437 contract personnel is larger than deployments made in support of utilities in Louisiana and Texas after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Workers are expected to be in Texas supporting utilities there... Read more..
PetroQuest Energy, Inc. announced today that its initial assessment of its Gulf Coast production facilities has been completed and there is no apparent structural damage to any of the facilities. The timing of the production restoration is contingent upon several factors outside of the Company’s control including pipelines and processing plants operated by third parties, the availability of goods and services from third parties, as well as future... Read more..
Entergy Corporation’s Louisiana utilities expect to have power restored to 70 percent of Louisiana customers affected by Hurricane Gustav by Sunday night. Entergy New Orleans, Inc. had restored power to 96 percent of its customers by 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Entergy Gulf Utilities Louisiana, L.L.C. estimated more than 60 percent of Baton Rouge metro area customers should have power restored by the end of Sunday. “We are making significant progress... Read more..
Entergy Corporation utilities are restoring power to customers affected by Hurricane Gustav at the fastest rate in the company’s history. “We have restored power to more customers in four days than we ever have before. Our restoration rate surpasses that accomplished following either hurricanes Katrina or Rita,” said Randy Helmick, vice president of transmission, who is leading Entergy’s storm restoration efforts in the aftermath... Read more..
ITC Holdings Corp. has sent emergency field crews from its Michigan and Iowa operations to Louisiana to assist with power restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. The Gulf Coast storm, which hit Monday, has left more than 1.9 million residents in Louisiana without electricity. More than 90,000 households in neighboring Mississippi are also without power. ITC subsidiaries ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC)... Read more..
The forecast for Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hanna continues to change, and Progress Energy Carolinas is prepared to respond quickly to any damage and outages caused by the storm in the company’s service area. Progress Energy Carolinas officials are continuing to monitor the potential path of the storm and implementing early phases of the company’s comprehensive storm plan. The storm is expected to begin a northwesterly advance Thursday... Read more..
Initial inspections of the Gulf Coast’s extensive energy complex confirmed Tuesday that Hurricane Gustav was nowhere near as destructive as Katrina and Rita three years ago, but resumption of production and refining may be a few days away, or more. Oil companies, rig and pipeline owners and refiners spread out across the region to look for damage from Monday’s storm, and some were already putting equipment and people back in place to resume... Read more..