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飓风对美产油业影响尚不明朗(二)

2005-09-05 00:00

  IHS Energy is an energy consulting company headquartered in Engelwood, Colorado.

  IHS能源咨询公司的总部设在科罗拉多州的恩格尔伍德。

  One indication of how bad things may be is a photograph of a toppled Shell Oil platform, which produced 40,000 barrels of oil a day and about 150 million cubic feet of natural gas. Mr. Flanagan says multiply those losses by today's commodity prices and you get an idea of how much money Shell is losing on just that one rig.

  从壳牌石油公司一座倒塌的钻井平台的照片上可以看出损失的严重性。这座平台每天生产4万桶石油和1亿5千万立方英尺的天然气。弗拉纳根说,把这些数字乘上今天的石油和天然气价格,你就知道壳牌石油公司仅仅在一座平台上的损失了。

  The regional manager of IHS Energy's Frontier Gulf of Mexico Group points out that not all the damage to energy facilities occurred offshore.

  IHS能源咨询公司墨西哥湾集团的地区负责人弗拉纳根指出,能源行业受到的破坏还不仅限于海上设施。

  "The biggest story seems to be what's happened to the onshore infrastructure," he explained. "Natural gas processing plants are flooded. Refineries are flooded. So, even if you could turn on all the different production platforms we have in the Gulf of Mexico, you wouldn't be able to do so because the onshore infrastructure still needs to be repaired."

  他说:“最大的损失可能是岸上的设施,天然气加工厂被洪水淹没,炼油厂也被淹没。所以即使墨西哥湾的所有海上平台恢复生产,那也无济于事,因为那些岸上的设施也需要修理。”

  What's more, Mr. Flanagan says Hurricane Katrina has also affected oil and gas industry workers. So, it's unclear how many are available to help with repairs. "As far as I've been in this business, this is the worst I've seen things," he added.

  弗拉纳根说,另外卡特里娜飓风还影响到石油和天然气工人的生活,现在还不清楚有多少人可以参与修复工作。弗拉纳根说:“这是我进入这个行业以来所看到的最严重的损失。”

  The Bush Administration is trying to ease soaring gas and oil prices by tapping into the strategic oil reserves. However, Mr. Flanagan is not sure how quickly and to what extent this will have an effect.

  布什政府正在调动战略储备石油来缓和高涨的汽油价格,不过弗拉纳根表示,这种方法要多久才能产生效果,效果有多大,目前还不能确定。

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