Gulf Oil Infrastructure Jeopardized By Rita

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  1. Houston, let's see how long it takes the authorities to swing into action once it hits. More importantly , let's see what the President does.

    Like we don't already know what he will do , even if Katrina had never happened.
     
  2. New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in November jumped 1.25 dollars to 67.45 dollars per barrel in early trading.

    In London, the price of Brent North Sea crude for November delivery gained 95 cents to 65.15 dollars per barrel.

    "It is way too premature to speculate about how much damage (there) could be but clearly there is potential for new highs," CALYON analyst Mike Wittner said.


    "Oil prices climb as Hurricane Rita threatens US Gulf Coast rigs" 22 September 2005

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world_business/view/169557/1/.html
     
  3. They just can't wait can they. The rats jumping on a sinking rig. Have the no-bids gone out yet?
     
  4. My sister and family reside in Houston. She told me tonight that its a 4 hour drive from Galveston to Houston, which usually is a 1 hour drive. Travel time from Houston to Dallas is now about 10 hours. The area has run out of gas. No more plywood available for boarding windows. They live on the north side of Houston so will ride out the storm. Looks like the strike will occur between Galveston and Corpus Christi. Expecting gas prices to jump by $2 a gallon by Friday. The worst case for the US economy is a hit on Galveston. If it misses and hits Corpus Christi thats bad but not as devestating to the energy infrastructure. My sister has a resort property on Galveston called Seascape, which I thought was very appropriate for what it would look like on Sat morning. Sis thought I was being insensitive. Me insensitive ? 8)
     
  5. Best of luck to your sister and there family tomahawk, hope they mange to ride this one out safely
     
  6. Thanks for the kind words Sabre , I think they will be fine.
     
  7. Is this a 'Re show, show improved disaster plan' for the Bush administration?

    Good luck to all the spams in any case.
     
  8. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    cheery stuff...

    ----------------------extract-------------------

    THE ONSET OF HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED AT THE COAST BY LATE
    FRIDAY EVENING. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO SPREAD
    INLAND THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF FRIDAY NIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY
    AFTERNOON.
    AN INLAND HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST
    TEXAS. THIS MEANS SUSTAINED WINDS GREATER THAN 74 MPH ARE POSSIBLE
    OVER ALL OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.
    THE IMPACTS FOR SUSTAINED WINDS OF 70 TO 90 MPH WITH GUSTS 100 TO 110
    MPH ARE AS FOLLOWS...
    VERY DANGEROUS WINDS WILL PRODUCE WIDESPREAD DAMAGE. DESTRUCTION OF
    MOBILE HOMES ARE LIKELY!
    STRUCTURAL DAMAGE...
    THE MAJORITY OF MOBILE HOMES MAY BE SEVERELY DAMAGED. THOSE THAT
    SURVIVE COULD BE UNINHABITABLE. HOUSES OF POOR TO AVERAGE
    CONSTRUCTION MAY RECEIVE MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING PARTIAL WALL
    COLLAPSE AND ROOFS BEING LIFTED OFF. MANY COULD BE UNINHABITABLE.
    WELL CONSTRUCTED HOUSES MAY INCUR MINOR DAMAGE TO SHINGLES...SIDING...
    GUTTERS...AND BLOWN OUT WINDOWS. UP TO ONE QUARTER OF GABLED ROOFS
    MAY FAIL.
    PARTIAL ROOF FAILURE IS POSSIBLE AT INDUSTRIAL PARKS...ESPECIALLY TO
    THOSE BUILDINGS WITH LIGHT WEIGHT STEEL AND ALUMINUM COVERINGS. OLDER
    LOW RISING APARTMENT ROOFS MAY ALSO BE TORN OFF...AS WELL AS RECEIVING
    SIDING AND SHINGLE DAMAGE. UP TO ONE QUARTER OF ALL GLASS IN HIGH
    RISE OFFICE BUILDINGS MAY BE BLOWN OUT. AIRBORNE DEBRIS MAY CAUSE
    DAMAGE...INJURY...AND POSSIBLE FATALITIES.
    NATURAL DAMAGE...
    ALL TREES WITH ROTTING BASES MAY UPROOT OR SNAP. NEARLY ALL LARGE
    BRANCHES SHOULD SNAP. BETWEEN ONE QUARTER AND ONE HALF OF HEALTHY
    SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED TREES MAY BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.
    ...RAINFALL...
    8 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS...IS EXPECTED
    THROUGH THE DURATION OF THE EVENT. INLAND FLOODING IS LIKELY FRIDAY
    NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
    FOR MORE TROPICAL WEATHER INFORMATION...SEE THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
    CENTER WEB PAGE AT HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV OR THE HOUSTON/GALVESTON
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEB PAGE AT HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/HGX
    --------------------------------------ends-----------------------------

    If you live in a trailer park, you'll be living in a church hall for a while....oh, and a foot of rain.....


    Good luck Tex,

    Lee Shaver
     
  9. The latest figures from the NWS is 175 mph winds with gusts to 213 mph, and a pressure of 897 mb, which makes it the 3rd most powerful storm on record. It's expected to hit the Galveston-Houston area as a category 4. This one is even worse than Katrina. Galveston has a 15 foot seawall, but the expected storm surge will easily surmount that.
     
  10. Wonder how long it will be before the civvies over hear start panic buying petrol?