Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Suspends Tanker Loading Due to Storm

September 14, 2020

LOOP - Image by Edibobb/Wikimedia/CC BY 3.0

LOOP – Image by Edibobb/Wikimedia/CC BY 3.0

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) suspended tanker offloading at its offshore marine terminal on Sunday because of Tropical Storm Sally, the company said in a statement posted on-line.

The LOOP is the nation’s only oil port able to receive the largest crude oil tankers. 

Its onshore storage facilities continued to operate as Sally, forecast to become a hurricane, threatened the Louisiana coast, the company said. 

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)