Shell Midstream Assesses Initial Impacts Related to Hurricane Ida
Houston, Sept. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SHLX) (“Shell Midstream Partners” or the “Partnership”) and Shell Pipeline Company, L.P. are currently working to perform Hurricane Ida impact assessments on all of their owned or operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore Louisiana. Following initial high-level assessments, the Partnership can report the following at this time:
- Gulf of Mexico Pipelines: Initial flyovers have indicated that there was damage to the West Delta-143 facilities, which are operated by Shell Pipeline Company, L.P. and serve as a transfer station for the Mars Oil Pipeline for production in the Mars corridor. All parties are continuing to assess and determine the extent of such damage, as well as when it will be safe to return such facilities to service.
- Onshore Assets: Operations and maintenance crews are assessing assets and rights-of-way as they are able to gain access to southern Louisiana locations. We are currently assessing the full impact on our systems and when it will be safe to re-start.
- Refined Products Systems: Colonial Pipeline Company’s Lines 1 and 2 have been restored after a precautionary shut-down prior to the storm and are now operational. The Partnership owns an interest in Colonial Pipeline Company’s parent company, Colonial Enterprises, Inc. Further information can be found at https://www.colpipe.com/news/press-releases/colonial-pipeline-restores-lines-1-2-to-safe-operating-conditions-following-historic-storm.
Shell Midstream Partners carries several insurance policies in kinds and amounts customary to the industry, which may offset some costs of any asset damage and business losses. The Partnership plans to file any appropriate claims under such policies.
The Partnership will continue to provide updates as information becomes available on the company website, www.shellmidstreampartners.com.
Shell Midstream Partners’ primary focus continues to be the safety of its affiliates’ employees and the protection of the environment.
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About Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.
Shell Midstream Partners, L.P., headquartered in Houston, Texas, owns, operates, develops and acquires pipelines and other midstream and logistics assets. The Partnership’s assets include interests in entities that own (a) crude oil and refined products pipelines and terminals that serve as key infrastructure to transport onshore and offshore crude oil production to Gulf Coast and Midwest refining markets and deliver refined products from those markets to major demand centers and (b) storage tanks and financing receivables that are secured by pipelines, storage tanks, docks, truck and rail racks and other infrastructure used to stage and transport intermediate and finished products. The Partnership’s assets also include interests in entities that own natural gas and refinery gas pipelines that transport offshore natural gas to market hubs and deliver refinery gas from refineries and plants to chemical sites along the Gulf Coast.
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