Hurricane Ike and Energy Policy
The reactions the press and the commodities markets to the impact Hurricanes Ike and Gustav on our energy infrastructure seem to be “So what?” and “Ho-Hum”, respectively. My company has spent the last three days trying to assess the impact of Ike on our operations and on oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico in general. A picture is just now starting to | Read More »
Bobby Jindal Kicks Butts, Takes Names
Ann Silverberg Williamson, Louisiana’s Secretary of Social Services has “resigned”, as they say, to pursue other ventures. From the Baton Rouge Advocate: Social Services Chief Resigns Ladies and gentlemen, a new wind is blowing in Louisiana, and it ain’t a tropical storm.
Lt. Gov. Landrieu (D) on Gov. Bobby Jindal (R): “I give him an A-Plus.”
Gov. Bobby Jindal is showing how it should be done. A week after Hurricane Gustav’s landfall on the central Louisiana coast, the metro areas of Houma and Baton Rouge remain largely without power. Hurricane Ike threatens to strike later this week; the governor has already requested a state of emergency be declared in anticipation. From the Baton Rouge Advocate:
Gustav aftermath: Jindal Acting Like a Governor
Upon seeing no active looting in the city of New Orleans, the media packed their bags and went home. However, the brunt of the storm’s impact was borne by Houma (pop. 100,000 plus) and Baton Rouge (pop. 500,000 +/-). Houma is currently without water and sanitary sewers; residents will be able to get back in tomorrow to begin assessing damage. Baton Rouge is largely without | Read More »
Hurricane Gustav: Sorry for the Inconvenience, Guys
I am, frankly, appalled by the lack of empathy demonstrated by some of the commenters here at RedState relative to Hurricane Gustav. All this started even before the storm came ashore. At least give us a chance to assess the damage before rolling out the cynicism. Two million people have fled the Gulf Coast. Some of my friends stayed behind because they are exceptionally well-prepared | Read More »
Hurricane Gustav: Ground Zero = Port Fourchon?
As of 11 pm EDT Saturday night, meet Hurricane Gustav’s new Ground Zero: Port Fourchon. Port Fourchon is not some sleepy little fishing village. Port Fourchon is an important operating base for the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Some 18% of the nation’s oil supply comes ashore via pipeline at Port Fourchon. That includes production from Deepwater and Shelf producing | Read More »
TS Gustav: OK, Smart Guy, what would >you< do?
The best and brightest minds are forecasting TS Gustav to strengthen into Hurricane Gustav and make landfall on the central Louisiana coast midday Tuesday. That would put the eye over my backyard about half-past Oprah on Tuesday in the pm. OK. So. The $64 dollar question is, what would you do in my situation? Stay put? Evacuate? If so, to where? and when?