Leak Forces Temporary Shutdown of Key Gulf of Mexico Pipelines

Bloomberg, August 12, 2022

A leak at a booster station in Louisiana forced six oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico to shut down after oil major Shell was forced to close its Mars and Amberjack pipelines. Shell said late Friday the Mars pipeline has restarted and is returning to normal service after completing fixes to the Fourchon booster station. The company is also ramping up production at its Mars, Ursa and Olympus fields, a spokesperson said. Amberjack, which is jointly owned by Chevron, resumed operations earlier Friday and flows are going back to normal, she added. 

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