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Hurricane Impacts on the U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Markets


As of Thursday, October 27, 3:00 pm

Shut-in Status
Date
Shut-in Oil
(bbl/d)
% of Total
Federal GOM
Shut-in Gas
(mmcf/d)
% of Total
Federal GOM
 10/27/2005
1,022,313
64.9%
5,559
55.0%
 10/26/2005
1,022,515
64.9%
5,563
55.1%
 10/25/2005
1,033,621
65.6%
5,582
55.3%
 10/24/2005
1,018,478
64.6%
5,472
54.2%
 10/21/2005
986,805
62.6%
5,337
52.8%
 10/20/2005
967,734
61.4%
5,196
51.4%
 10/19/2005
973,084
61.7%
5,242
51.9%
 10/18/2005
982,011
62.3%
5,346
52.9%
 10/17/2005
996,291
63.2%
5,498
54.4%
 10/14/2005
1,008,909
64.0%
5,647
55.9%
 10/13/2005
1,031,261
65.4%
5,700
56.4%
source: Minerals Management Service

graph of shut-in oil & natural gas production comparison of hurricanes Katrina & Ivan
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Prices
graph of oil and gas prices
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graph of nymex futures for gasoline & deisel
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NYMEX Futures Prices 10/27/2005 10/26/2005
change
Week Ago
10/20/2005
Year Ago
10/27/2004
  WTI Crude Oil ($/Bbl)
61.09
60.66
+0.43
61.03
52.46
  Gasoline (c/gal)
159.26
158.45
+0.81
161.31
133.61
  Heating Oil (c/gal)
185.39
185.61
-0.22
186.99
149.55
  Natural Gas ($/MMBtu)
13.83
14.04
-0.21
12.98
7.63

Petroleum
Refinery shutdowns in the Gulf of Mexico region total 991,000 barrels per day as of October 27, 2005. Please consult the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability's Situation Report for specific information on the refineries.

According to EIA's Weekly Petroleum Status Report for the week ending October 21 (released yesterday, October 26) crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) increased by 4.4 million barrels from the previous week. At 316.4 million barrels, U.S. crude oil inventories remain above the upper end of the average range for this time of year. Total motor gasoline inventories inched up by 0.2 million barrels last week, putting them above the lower end of the average range. Distillate fuel inventories fell by 1.6 million barrels last week, and are just above the lower end of the average range for this time of year. Inventories fell for both low-sulfur (diesel fuel) distillate fuel and high-sulfur (heating oil) distillate fuel. Total commercial petroleum inventories decreased by 0.3 million barrels last week, but remain in the upper half of the average range for this time of year.

Natural Gas
According to EIA's Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report for the week ending Friday, October 21 (released today), working gas in storage increased to 3,139 Bcf, which is 2.8 percent above the 5-year average inventory level. The net addition to storage was 77 Bcf, which is significantly higher than both the 5-year average net injection of 45 Bcf and the net injection of 31 Bcf during the report week last year. This marks the fifth time since June 3, 2005 that the weekly net injection exceeded the 5-year average net increase, as current storage levels climbed to 85 Bcf more than the 5-year average.

The Louisiana Office of Conservation is addressing the operating status of producing wells in a thirty-eight (38) parish region for information. As of October 27, the Office has received reports indicating 904.2 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of onshore and offshore (in State waters only) natural gas production has been restored, which is 40.5 percent of total production before the hurricanes. Overall, 2,708 oil and gas wells, or 45.5 percent of the wells in the region, reportedly remain shut-in. However, the Office has not received information on approximately 21.8 percent of the oil and gas wells in the region. The daily gas production capacity of the 38 parish region is estimated to be approximately 2,235 MMcf/d, based on the average production reported to the Office for the period January 2005 to May 2005.

 

Map of Hurricane Katrina's Path showing oil rigs & refineries.                                           Click to see larger version.
                                                map courtesy of iMapData Inc.

Gulf of Mexico Oil & Natural Gas Facts
Energy Information Administration
Data as of June 2005 unless otherwise noted.

Gulf of Mexico
Total U.S.
% from
Gulf of Mexico
Oil (million barrels per day)
  Federal Offshore Crude Oil Production (5/05)
1.576
5.494
28.7%
  Total Gulf Coast Region Refinery Capacity (as of 1/1/05) 
8.068
17.006
47.4%
  Total Gulf Coast Region Crude Oil Imports
6.490
10.753
60.4%
    - of which into ports in LA, MS and AL
2.524
10.753
23.5%
    - of which into LOOP
0.906
10.753
8.5%
Natural Gas (billion cubic feet per day)
  Federal Offshore Marketed Production (5/05)
10.1
50.58
20.0%

News & Recent Reports
DOE Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability hurricane situation reports
Department of Interior Minerals Management Service

Related EIA Data Releases
Weekly Petroleum Status Report Released after 10:30 a.m. (Eastern time) on Wednesdays except on holiday weeks (release delayed one day).
U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Prices Released after 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on Mondays except on holiday weeks (released on Tuesday).
Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report Released between 10:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m., (Eastern time) on Thursdays.
Short Term Energy Outlook
Next release, November 8, 2005, 12:00 p.m. Noon (Eastern time).


References
Alabama Oil Profile
Alabama Natural Gas Summary
Louisiana Oil Profile
Louisiana Natural Gas Summary
Mississippi Oil Profile
Mississippi Natural Gas Summary
Texas Oil Profile
Texas Natural Gas Summary


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