Oil drillers, ports return to work quickly post-Delta

Port of New Orleans (iStock)

It didn’t take long for south Louisiana industry to get back to work in the wake of Hurricane Delta, Bloomberg reports.

Bristow Group Inc., which transports offshore crews to and from oil platforms and drilling ships by helicopter, had already returned 50 or 60 workers to various Gulf installations by early afternoon on Saturday. Separately, Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it was redeploying workers and drilling vessels across the region.

Port Fourchon returned to normal operations, and ports at New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Plaquemines in Louisiana also reopened. Liquefied natural gas tankers began resuming journeys to Gulf Coast export terminals, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Colonial Pipeline Co.’s Line 1, which ships gasoline from Houston-area refiners to the eastern U.S., was shut down after a power outage in the storm zone, according to a notice from the company.

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