Ike Aftermath: Two Oil Refinery Spills Foul Pristine Communities!
AP Investigation: Hurricane Ike’s environmental damage apparent as pipelines, oil rigs hit Ike’s toll on wildlife is still unfolding. Only a few pelicans and osprey turned up oiled, but the storm upended nature. Winds blew more than 1,000 baby squirrels from their nests. The storm’s surge pushed saltwater into freshwater marshes and bayous, killing grasses where cattle graze and displacing alligators. Flooding also stranded cows. | Read More »
For Weather and/or Energy Geeks Only
Courtesy our friends at Fugro/Chance (a surveying firm), and hosted by the Offshore Operators’ Committee: A .pdf file showing the tracks of Hurricanes Gustav & Ike. There’s a ton of detail in this map. You’ll need to look at it at close to 100% to make any sense of it. The purpose of this map is to show the structures (red squares) that experienced hurricane-force | Read More »
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 »
For Weather Nerds Only
The National Data Buoy Center of NOAA maintains a system of buoys and weather observation stations throughout the world. You can call up recent and historical weather observations on the internet. Here is the link to weather buoy stations in the Western Gulf of Mexico, in the projected path of Hurricane Ike. Click on a station number to see recent weather observations.