Hurricane Ida causes oil production to collapse in the Gulf of Mexico

New Orleans Hurricane “Ida” caused oil production in the Gulf of Mexico to collapse. Energy companies reduced their emissions by 96 percent or 1.74 million barrels of oil, as the responsible authority BSEE announced on Sunday. Gas production was reduced by 94 percent. All eleven oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated. In addition, 288 platforms were cleared, which corresponds to more than half of the facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane “Ida” has already reached the coastal area of ​​Louisiana with tremendous force. US President Joe Biden warned of immense destruction. Flooding is expected along the entire coast of the state of Louisiana. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards fears the hurricane could be the worst in the state in around 170 years. Louisiana was devastated by Hurricane Katrina 16 years ago. More than 1,800 people were killed in the process.

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