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一场新风暴正向美国墨西哥湾石油终端奔袭

2021-09-15 来源: 中国石化新闻网
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  中国石化新闻网讯 据油价网2021年9月13日报道,墨西哥湾西南部正在形成的一场新的风暴可能成为下一个对美国墨西哥湾沿岸石油设施造成严重破坏的飓风。

  这个新风暴在登陆前可能演变成飓风,预计将发生在科珀斯克里斯蒂终端附近。科珀斯克里斯蒂终端是美国在墨西哥湾的主要石油中心,也是美国最大的石油出口设施的所在地,加拿大安桥公司最近收购了这个终端。

  报道称,美国海岸警卫队已经对科珀斯克里斯蒂终端进行了X光风速检查,这意味着风速在每小时39到54英里之间的大风预计将在48小时内登陆。

  根据规定,港口当局必须为风暴登陆做好准备,其中包括命令油轮等缓慢移动的船只离开,这被认为是避免损害的必要条件。

  然而,除了出口中心外,科珀斯克里斯蒂港还拥有多家炼油厂,包括Citgo公司运营的15.75万桶/天的炼油厂、瓦莱罗能源公司运营的20万桶/天的炼油厂和Flint Hills 资源公司运营的26万桶/天的炼油厂。

  这个被称为尼古拉斯的飓风正在向北移动,德克萨斯州和路易斯安那州都在为暴风雨和可能的洪水做准备。

  德克萨斯州州长格雷格·阿博特说:“这场风暴可能会给墨西哥湾沿岸的不同地区带来暴雨、大风和可能的洪水。 我们敦促大家收听当地的天气预报,注意当地的警报。”

  他说,“路易斯安那州面临的最严重威胁是该州的西南部,那里正在从飓风劳拉和5月份的洪水中恢复。 在这个地区可能会有大雨和山洪暴发。 然而,路易斯安那州南部本周也有可能遭遇强降雨,包括最近受到飓风艾达影响的地区。”

  9月早些时候,飓风艾达导致美国墨西哥湾90%以上的石油生产关闭,大部分石油生产至今仍然处于停产状态。 炼油厂也不得不关闭,直到最近才开始部分恢复运营。

  李峻 编译自 油价网

  原文如下:

  A New Storm Is Barreling Towards Texas Oil Terminals

  A storm developing in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico could become the next hurricane to wreak havoc on Gulf Coast oil facilities.

  Per a report, the system could evolve into a hurricane before it makes landfall, which is forecast to happen near Corpus Christi—a major Gulf Coast oil hub and home to the largest U.S. oil export terminal, which Canadian Enbridge recently bought.

  The report said the U.S. Coast Guard had set Corpus Christi to condition X-RAY, which means sustained gale force winds of speeds between 39 and 54 miles per hour are expected to make landfall within 48 hours.

  Per regulations, when a condition X-RAY is issued, port authorities must prepare for the storm landfall by, among other things, ordering slow-moving vessels such as oil tankers to depart if this is deemed necessary to avoid damage.

  In addition to an export hub, however, Corpus Christi is also home to several refineries, including a 157,500-bpd facility operated by Citgo, a 200,000-bpd Valero refinery, and a 260,000-bpd facility operated by Flint Hills Resources.

  The storm, dubbed Nicholas, is moving north, and Texas and Louisiana are both preparing for heavy rains and the possibility of floods.

  "This is a storm that could leave heavy rain, as well as wind and probably flooding, in various different regions along the Gulf Coast. We urge you to listen to local weather alerts, heed local warnings," Texas Governor Greg Abbott said.

  "The most severe threat to Louisiana is in the southwest portion of the state, where recovery from Hurricane Laura and the May flooding is ongoing. In this area heavy rain and flash flooding are possible. However, it is also likely that all of south Louisiana will see heavy rain this week, including areas recently affected by Hurricane Ida," Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said.

  Hurricane Ida shut in more than 90 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production earlier this month, and much of it still remains offline. Refineries also had to shut down and have only recently begun restoring operations.

 
 
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