US offshore oil production restarts after pipeline is mended

A damaged oil pipeline component that had disrupted output at several offshore US Gulf of Mexico platforms was repaired late on Friday August 12th according to Chett Chiasson, executive director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.

A failed flange connecting two onshore pipelines operated by Shell Plc in Louisiana leaked a small amount of oil, which spilled onto an area covered with gravel and which has been removed, Chiasson said.

The spill halted the operation of the Amberjack and Mars pipelines, which bring oil from several production facilities off the Louisiana coast, preventing about 600,000 bpd output from Shell, Chevron Corp, and Equinor, reported Reuters, citing two unnamed people familiar with offshore operations.