“The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, the biggest U.S. oil import
terminal, stopped unloading cargoes from tankers at noon New Orleans
time yesterday, spokesman Mark Bugg said. The port’s onshore
facilities, where crude is stored and dispatched to pipelines, may be
shut tomorrow, he said.
“The port is about 20 miles off the Louisiana coast and handles about
1 million barrels of crude oil a day, or 11 percent of U.S. imports.
It consists of mooring buoys, platforms and pipelines. Unloading of a
tanker carrying west African crude oil was stopped earlier yesterday,
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