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FACTBOX-Oil companies in the Caribbean, southeast U.S. brace for Hurricane Irma

Irma@ (Adds Odfjell Terminal and Kinder Morgan updates) Sept 8 (Reuters) - Energy infrastructure in the Caribbean and in the southeastern United States was being shut down due to Hurricane Irma, even as recovery operations from storm Harvey were under way. Royal Dutch Shell on Friday said it has suspended some of its well operations and reduced staff at its eastern Gulf of Mexico assets as a precautionary measure ahead of Irma.

NuStar Energy said its Statia terminal in St. Eustatius sustained damage from Irma, but no injuries or spills were reported. Buckeye Partners said it shut vessel traffic to its BORCO facility in the Bahamas, the largest oil terminal in the Caribbean. Norway's Statoil was also making preparations on Thursday to close its South Riding Point terminal on Grand Bahama Island, traders close to the facility told Reuters. Port Everglades, the largest in South Florida for fuel deliveries, was closed to inbound ships on Friday. Kinder Morgan's terminals in Florida, Central Florida and Elba Island LNG Terminal in Georgia are all likely to experience temporary or partial shutdowns during the passage of Irma, a spokeswoman said Friday. Irma ranks as one of the five most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in the last 82 years and the strongest Atlantic storm recorded by the U.S. National Hurricane Center outside the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

REFINERIES:

COMPANY LOCATION ACTION FULL STORY Refidomsa Haina, 34,000-bpd Haina Dominican refinery already at Republic reduced rates due to

lack of imported crude and declared force majeure on fuel deliveries. Closed docks due to Irma on Wednesday.

TERMINALS AND PORTS:

COMPANY LOCATION ACTION FULL STORY Buckeye Puerto Rico Yabucoa oil terminal Partners in Puerto Rico shut

ahead of Hurricane Irma

Buckeye Freeport, BORCO terminal to Partners Grand Bahama shut completely by Island end of day on

Thursday

Statoil Grand Bahama South Riding Point Island storage and

transshipment terminal to shut operations on Thursday

NuStar St. Statia terminal Eustatius suffered damage to

several tanks and other equipment due to Hurricane Irma. All employees safe, no oil spills have been registered

Limetree Bay St. Croix, Hovensa terminal Terminals U.S. Virgin shuttered due to Islands storm, traders said American Brunswick, Shut down around noon Midstream Georgia on Friday and Brunswick evacuated employees

Terminal

Odfjell Charleston, Continuing Terminal South operations, Carolina monitoring the status

of storm, Director

Port Hollywood, Closed to inbound Everglades Florida ships on Friday

GULF PRODUCTION:

COMPANY LOCATION ACTION FULL STORY Shell Eastern Gulf Reduced staff at its of Mexico eastern Gulf of

Mexico assets as a precautionary measure

BP Thunder Non-essential Horse personnel evacuated platform from platform and

associated drill ship West Vela

(Reporting by Julia Simon and Jessica Resnick-Ault in New York and Marianna Parraga in Houston; Editing by W Simon and James Dalgleish)