Hurricane Season Begins Today

There’s about a 50-50 chance that a hurricane will hit Louisiana this year. There’s a nearly 100 percent chance that one will disrupt the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico for at least a few days. Forecasters across the globe say the hurricane season that begins today will be more active than normal (though not nearly as active as the fateful 2005 season) and that the Gulf of Mexico will see more activity this year than last.” Whether there will be 17 storms this season with 5 to 10 hurricanes, chances are and chances are, there will really be activity in the raging sky and seas and on land. What the 2005 season produced the petroleum industry has not yet finished rebuilding the significant damage to the 113 of the Gulf’s 4,000 platforms and damaged 52 others, pipelines and onshore refineries that produce about 25 percent of the nation’s oil and 15 percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States”. Storms both damages tremendously what’s on land and what’s off shore, but waves do more damage than wind. “Noble Drilling, for example, reported spending $30 million each to upgrade the moorings systems that tie rigs to the ocean floor on six deep water rigs. This company and others have added monitoring devices to track wind speed, wave height and other things to protect themselves against big storms and during a storm. How the 2005 storms changed different oil companies’ thinking”. Hope each of the people's too. Each of us has to fight for our own, no matter how the predictions and forecasts conflict, no matter how selfish, there is a fact that there will really be activity whether be on seas or and upon the land that can be as treacherous. “Rita and Katrina are now part of what can happen — not a possibility, but a probability.” Just hope it will never come that way again, if it must really come.

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