Hurricane Ida

Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Baker Hughes Joins Halliburton in Ida-Fueled Oil Services Hit

Baker Hughes Damage caused by Hurricane Ida in Port Fourchon, La. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Another disappointment to jolt the oil services sector: Baker Hughes Co. reported a third-quarter earnings stumble that included pain from Hurricane Ida and a warning of hampered growth for oil demand.

David Wethe | Bloomberg News
October 20, 2021
Business, Safety, Logistics

New York Faces New Flood Threat Just Weeks After Ida’s Havoc

New York Faces New Flood Threat Just Weeks After Ida’s Havoc Cars and trucks sit abandoned on the flooded Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York and the U.S. Northeast are facing another flood threat just three weeks after the remnants of Hurricane Ida devastated the region, but the heavy rain expected through Sept. 24 won’t match that storm’s deadly deluge.

September 23, 2021
Business, Fuel

Shell’s Storm Damage Pinches One-Sixth of Gulf Oil

 The Royal Dutch Shell Plc Norco refinery ahead of Hurricane Ida in Norco, La., Aug. 28. The Royal Dutch Shell Plc Norco refinery ahead of Hurricane Ida in Norco, La., Aug. 28. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Royal Dutch Shell Plc warned that production from two of its largest Gulf of Mexico fields won’t resume until next year after Hurricane Ida inflicted “significant structural damage.”

September 20, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

CLDA Strives to Raise Money to Help Members Affected by Hurricane Ida

CLDA A Penske delivery van sits amongst the damage at Hackbarth Delivery Service after Hurricane Ida. (CLDA)

The Customized Logistics & Delivery Association (CLDA) has set up a fund to help its members who were victims of Hurricane Ida, the organization announced Sept. 8.

September 17, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

FHWA Issues Emergency Relief Funding to Louisiana

Louisiana bridge damage A sunken boat lies beside a bridge damaged by Hurricane Ida in Jean Lafitte, La., on Sept. 1. (John Locher/AP)

Louisiana transportation officials have been issued $5 million in federal emergency relief funding to aid recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2021
Business, Fuel

No Hurricane Has Hit US Energy Markets Like Ida Has

Platform support vessels sit docked at Port Fourchon in 2018 Platform support vessels sit docked at Port Fourchon in this 2018 photo. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Just over 20% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas production is back online after Hurricane Ida battered southeast Louisiana, marking an even slower comeback than in the wake of Katrina.

September 8, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden Pushes Infrastructure Plan With New York Flood as Backdrop

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy with President Joe Biden New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (left) and President Joe Biden discuss the impact of Hurricane Ida. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden redoubled his push for a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Sept. 7, using flood-stricken areas of New York and New Jersey as a backdrop to underscore the threat climate change poses to critical services.

Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Lawmakers Say Ida Damage Shows Need for Infrastructure Upgrades

Flooded street in NJ United States Geological Survey workers pull a boat as they look for residents on a street flooded in Somerville, N.J., on Sept. 2. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP)

WASHINGTON — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation’s aging infrastructure network.

Matthew Daly and Hope Yen | Associated Press
September 7, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Exxon Taps Strategic Oil Reserve After Ida Shuts Gulf Output

refinery in Cocodrie, La. A refinery surrounded by water after Hurricane Ida near Cocodrie, La. (Mark Felix/Bloomberg)

ExxonMobil Corp. is tapping the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to revive gasoline production in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida left much of the devastated state’s refining and oil production offline.

Sheela Tobben | Bloomberg News
September 3, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Port Fourchon Sustains Less Hurricane Damage Than Feared

Port Fourchon Ida damage Damage to ship docking facilities in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in Port Fourchon, La., on Aug. 31. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. — A critical port that serves as the primary support hub for the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater offshore oil and gas industry sustained less damage from Hurricane Ida’s direct hit than initially feared and should be back to working operations “in the near future,” a port leader said Sept. 2.

September 3, 2021