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FACTBOX-Oil companies in Caribbean, southeast U.S. begin restart after Irma

(Adds details from Norfolk Southern) Sept 12 (Reuters) - Energy infrastructure companies in the Caribbean and southeastern United States were beginning to restart on Tuesday after shutdowns due to Hurricane Irma. Irma was downgraded to a tropical depression on Monday and would likely dissipate Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center said. Buckeye Partners LP said it aims to resume normal operations its Bahamas crude oil and fuel terminal, previously known as Borco, on Tuesday after Hurricane Irma rampaged through the Caribbean as one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record. The terminal is Buckeye's largest and can store about 26.2 million barrels of oil, fuel oil, gasoline and other products. Buckeye's terminals in Puerto Rico have returned to normal, a spokesman told Reuters in an email. Norfolk Southern Corp said on Tuesday some rail routes closed by Irma were being restored to service as it was safe to do so, and it has started to run trains accordingly. Even so, the No. 4 U.S. railroad said regional flooding and power outages continue to curb operations on its network in the U.S. Southeast. NuStar Energy said its Statia terminal in St. Eustatius sustained damage from Irma, but no injuries or spills were reported. There was no restart projection yet, a spokesman said on Monday, as damage assessments had to be put on hold as the company prepared for Hurricane Jose. Port Everglades, South Florida's main petroleum delivery hub, said the U.S. Coast Guard was completing surveys of the navigation channels to help ships re-enter the port later on Tuesday morning. Of the 12 petroleum terminals supplying transportation fuels, five were up and delivering fuel to retail stations and five additional terminals were expected to come online by midday. Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record before it arrived in the United States, killed 43 people in its rampage through the Caribbean and at least 11 in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

RAIL COMPANIES:

COMPANY LOCATION ACTION FULL STORY Norfolk U.S. Opened origin Southern Corp Southeast facility gates for

shipments destined to Charleston, South Carolina, though gates remained closed to traffic destined for Jacksonville, Florida, Savannah-Garden City in Georgia, and Florida East Coast Railway locations

TERMINALS AND PORTS:

COMPANY LOCATION ACTION FULL STORY Buckeye Puerto Rico Terminal facilities Partners in Puerto Rico have

returned to normal operations

Buckeye Freeport, Targets normal Partners Grand Bahama operations at Bahamas Island oil, fuel terminal on

Tuesday

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

Port Hollywood, Coast Guard working Everglades Florida on re-entry of ships;

5 petroleum cos supplying transportation fuel up and running

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 Devika Krishna Kumar, Julia Simon and Jessica Resnick-Ault in New York and Marianna Parraga in Houston; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Chris Reese)