Hurricane Sandy was forecast to make landfall on the night of Monday 29th October, however, the oil and gas industry was prepared to ensure safety ahead of and during the storm, and quickly resume normal operations after the hurricane’s end.
‘Hurricane procedures have been implemented and will remain in effect until the passing of the storm,’ said Bob Greco, API director of downstream operations. ‘Onshore facilities have been secured for the storm. This includes pipelines, refineries and terminals.’
‘The companies and individual facilities involved work closely with federal, state and local governments to prepare for hurricanes and return operations to normal as quickly and as safely as possible,’ Greco said. ‘They regularly review and update emergency response plans, establish redundant communications paths and make arrangements with suppliers to help ensure they have adequate resources during an emergency.’
Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd.