Offshore Energy Industry Evacuates Before Ike
The offshore energy industry continues to evacuate workers from the in advance of Hurricane Ike. According to the Minerals Management Service, 78 percent of oil production was shut in because of the approaching storm.
Some 23 percent of the platforms in the Gulf and 36 percent of the rigs in the Gulf have been evacuated. Platforms are the offshore structures from which oil and natural gas are produced.
Source: The Times-Picayune