Friday, September 18, 2020

Slawson's Genesis / Genekat Federal / Loon Federal Wells In Big Bend -- September 18, 2020

From today: six new permits, #37848 - #37853, inclusive --

  • Operator: Slawson
  • Field: Big Bend (Mountrail)
  • Comments:
    • Slawson has permits for a six-well Genesis/Genekat Federal/Loon Federal pad in NWNE 24-152-92, 350' FNL and about 1800' FEL; Big Bend oil field;
    • back on June 16, 2020, Slawson had these new permits, also for Genesis/Genekat Federal:
      • Slawson has permits for three Genesis/Genekat Federal/Genekat Federal wells in SWSW 13-152-92:
        • Genesis 1 SLH, SWSW 13-152-92, 256' FSl 1251' FWL,
        • Genekat Federal (sic) 4-13-12TFH, SWSW 13-152-92, 256' FSL 1276' FWL,
        • Genekat Federal (six) 5-13-12TFH, SWSW 13-152-92, 256' FSL 1326' FWL

Producing wells in the immediate area:

  • 19486, 776, Slawson, Genesis 2-13H, Van Hook, t5/11; cum 301K 3/20; intermittent production beginning 4/20; only two days production, 7/20;
  • 19485, 880, Slawson, Loon Federal 1-24-25H, Van Hook, t5/11; cum 621K 3/20; intermittent production beginning 4/20; only one day production, 7/20;
  • 18188, IA/1,106, Slawson, Genesis 1-13H, Van Hook, F, t9/09; cum 280K 3/20; intermittent production beginning 4/20; only one day production, 7/20;
  • 27493, IA/336, Slawson, Tempest 3-14H, Big Bend, F, t3/14; cum 146K 1/20; intermittent production since 2/20; no production, 3/20 - 7/20;
  • 18119, IA/1,274, Slawson, Tempest 1-14H, Big Bend, F, t10/09; cum 318K 1/20; intermittent production since 2/20; no production, 3/20 - 7/20;
  • 19916, IA/486, Slawson, Orca Federal 1-23-26H, Big Bend, F, t7/11; cum 431K 2/10; intermittent production since 2/20; no production, 3/20 - 7/20;

It appears the wells drilled north into section14, will be short laterals, whereas the wells drilled south, under the river, will be the "standard" two-mile long laterals. Sections 13/14-152-92 are both spaced at 640 and have only short laterals in them. However, sections 13/14 are also combined as a 1280-acre drilling unit, but long laterals  would run east-west, when most producing wells in this area run north/south. 

For The Archives -- RBG Has Passed Away; Age 87.

Of The Several States Surrounding South Dakota, South Dakota Had Least Number Of New Covid-Related Deaths; Iowa Had 14X As Many As South Dakota Reported Yesterday -- September 18, 2020

Link here.

Sturgis Rally: August 7 - August 16, 2020.

At link above, set "search" for "yesterday."

Number of cases means absolutely nothing.

Number of deaths associated with Covid-19 "means more" but numbers are incredibly questionable. Criteria for diagnosis varies across jurisdiction.

But be that as it may, new deaths in last 24 hours:

  • Montana: 2
  • Wyoming: 3
  • North Dakota: 5 -- 5x as many as South Dakota;
  • South Dakota: 1
  • Nebraska: 3
  • Iowa: 14 --- OUCH!
  • Minnesota: 9 -- 9x as many as South Dakota;

Deaths per million population, and (ranking among 50 states and DC):

  • Iowa: 397 (23) -- ranking unchanged
  • Minnesota: 354 (27)  -- ranking unchanged
  • North Dakota: 239 (37) -- moved up from 38 this week (bad)
  • Nebraska: 227 (39) -- ranking unchanged
  • South Dakota: 217 (40) -- ranking unchanged
  • Montana: 132 (45) -- ranking unchanged
  • Wyoming: 79 (49) -- ranking unchanged

Evidence That "The Grid" Is Not Ready For EVs -- UK -- September 18, 2020

This story is out of the UK, but it certainly applies to the US. Simply put: evidence that "the grid" is not ready for EVs. Link to Charles Kennedy.

New rules proposed in the UK could see electricity distributors switching off electric vehicle (EV) chargers at home connected to the smart meter system to prevent grid overloads in case of ‘emergency’ peak electricity demand. 
Under the proposed plan, “the technical solution proposed to allow Distributors control of consumer devices (such as Electric Vehicles) connected to Smart Meter infrastructure will only be used as a last resort measure in the event that market mechanisms fail or do not deliver to the extent anticipated.” 
The proposed changes would give power distributors in the UK the right to decide when the grid overload is in an ‘emergency’ situation and switch off high-usage devices such as EV chargers at home.

Of course, it would be "the last resort." Why wouldn't it be "the last resort"?

Slawson With Six New Permits -- September 18, 2020

Active rigs:

Active Rigs1159645632

Six new permits, #37848 - #37853, inclusive --

  • Operator: Slawson
  • Field: Big Bend (Mountrail)
  • Comments:
    • Slawson has permits for a six-well Genesis/Genekat Federal/Loon Federal pad in NWNE 24-152-92, 350' FNL and about 1800' FEL; Big Bend oil field;
    • back on June 16, 2020, Slawson had these new permits, also for Genesis/Genekat Federal:
      • Slawson has permits for three Genesis/Genekat Federal/Genekat Federal wells in SWSW 13-152-92:
        • Genesis 1 SLH, SWSW 13-152-92, 256' FSl 1251' FWL,
        • Genekat Federal (sic) 4-13-12TFH, SWSW 13-152-92, 256' FSL 1276' FWL,
        • Genekat Federal (six) 5-13-12TFH, SWSW 13-152-92, 256' FSL 1326' FWL

Eight producing wells (DUCs) reported as completed:

  • 36476, drl/NC, XTO, Tong 34X-9G, Midway,
  • 36478, drl/A, CLR, Jack 8-4H, Murphy Creek,
  • 36577, drl/NC, XTO, Tong 34X-9C, Midway,
  • 36475, drl/A, CLR, Jack 7-4H1, Murphy Creek,
  • 36730, drl/A, CLR, Vardon 10-14H1, Siverston,
  • 36933, drl/A,  Petro Harvester Operating, WOB1 33-28 163-90 C,Woburn, a Madison well; t--; cum 48K 7/20;
  • 36932, drl/A,  Petro Harvester Operating, Wob1 04-09 162-90 C,Woburn, a Madison well; t--; cum 17K over two months;
  • 33800, SI/A, CR, Antelope Federal 14-23HSL, Elm Tree,

Amsterdam's Groningen Natural Gas Field Update -- September 18, 2020

 Groan-again: Netherland's Groningen natural gas field update.

OMG! Not Another Blog! -- And Finally, A New Word For The Day: In-Covfefe -- September 18, 2020

It's come to this. I can't take it any more. It's either this or I'm going to jump out my window to commit suicide.  Don't worry. I live on the first floor. LOL.

For various reasons I have a blog called "Schwa Nation." 

It looks like I need to start a new blog: "Covid Nation."

Something Screwy Going On In Fargo

Ever since I started posting updates regarding Covid numbers coming out of Fargo, The Bismarck Tribune has quit tweeting that data. Yup, they're reading the blog. But another mystery solved: why the case numbers are so high in Fargo:

Why Covid case counts don't matter (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota), from a reader:

As usual, I agree with you.

However, another caveat....

These states have such low populations.  When college kids came back, they had to be tested.

Fargo has 100,000 people - Grand Forks is half that size.

Each of those schools had an enrollment of 13,000 students.  So, you test maybe 20,000 kids (allowing for some shrinkage), add in a couple thousand faculty, admin and support staff,  and of course your "case" numbers are going to skyrocket.

But, as you know, all that a "case" is is a positive test.  There are no hospitalized college kids.

And the media wants to act as if Sturgis were Armageddon.

Of course, that doesn't explain the incredibly high number of Covid-related deaths being reported out of Fargo. 

But Covid case reporting is absolutely irrelevant, inaccurate, and in-covfefe.  

If interested:

Word of the Day: In-Covfefe

 Funk & Wagnall's:

in-covfefe: an inaccurate and irrelevant data point that is so off-base that no source for the information will ever be found.

Example: plastic straws will lead to the extinction of the baby blue whale.

        How to use "in-covfefe" in a sentence: "That's not even fake news; that's in-covfefe." 

Coffee Cups

Four years and forty gazillion tweets later, and we get one coffee cup.

Can you imagine how many coffee cups Joe Biden will sell just after one month in office? LOL. I can hardly wait. 

Its Own Wiki Page

This tells me the "wiki foundation" has more more money and more time on its hands than needed.

Mystery Solved! -- Why Some Of My E-Mail Ends Up In Spam Folder -- September 18, 2020

Was it something I said? See this note.

Apparently Yahoo!Mail is now directing much of my incoming e-mail to my "spam" folder if the incoming e-mail has an attachment from a "news" source or if the body of the e-mail contains a "cut and paste" news item. Apparently Yahoo!Mail is concerned that "news" attachments -- like news from The New York Times, the Washington Post, etc. -- might have imbedded viruses. 


But at least it explains why a lot of my legitimate e-mail was ending up in the spam folder.

Notes From All Over -- The Telegraph Edition -- September 18, 2020

Over at the sideboard at the right, there is a section of the "top ten trending posts." My parody/satire of how The New York Times and The Washington Post has remained at the top for quite some time now. 

A reader did a bit of fact-checking. Don't you just love it.? Fact-checking has become such a "thing" that folks are now fact-checking satire. I love it. 

A key "component" in my post was the reference to the telegraph from Minneapolis to Bismarck. Turns out I was wrong. Close, but wrong. 

A reader found this, bless her heart, regarding General George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Big Horn:

Mark Kellogg, a reporter for the Bismarck Trib, was the only reporter allowed to accompany Custer. 
Clement Lounsberry, Kellogg’s employer and editor of the Bismarck Tribune, was one of the first to be roused from bed with the news. 
Piecing together information from an Army report and accounts of surviving soldiers from companies Custer had split from his command, Lounsberry went to work in the telegraph office. 
To keep the telegraph line between Bismarck and St. Paul open, Lounsberry had the telegraph operator transmit Bible verses. 
The telegraph bill was more than $3,000 — more than $68,800 today
By early morning, a full list of killed and wounded soldiers was available. Lounsberry wrote a 15,000-word dispatch for the New York Herald, a newspaper for which he corresponded, and for an extra edition of the Bismarck Tribune, which claimed to publish the first account of the massacre in an extra edition published July 6, 1876 — 143 years ago Saturday.

Is this not a great country or what. The telegraph line from Bismarck to St Paul. And keeping the line open by transmitting Bible verses. [I remember once when I was in the USAF, we did something similar.]

Wow, I love this blog. LOL. Readers find "stuff" I would never have time to find on my own. 

Notes From All Over -- Part 5 -- September 18, 2020

For Nancy Pelosi and her walk-in ice cream freezer: Sophia and I love to bake. Things are so "simple" these days. Brownies. Wow. Ghirardelli. You know, I think I misspelled Ghirardelli the last time I mentioned it ... forgot the second 'r.' 

There are several variations of brownies by Ghirardelli. I only recently realized that. It appears that Sophia and I will have to have a bake-off to determine our favorite. 

But I digress. The reason this comes up is because she loves her brownies with Blue Bell ice cream, and it has to be natural vanilla bean. I generally don't eat the brownies we bake; I prefer Hershey's chocolate syrup on my vanilla ice cream. 

Well, now a reader sends me this. I had not seen this before and I was just shopping for ice cream yesterday. A new sensation.

OMG. Oil just gave up all its gains. Over at twitter. I can't make this stuff up. 

For those who don't read Arabic, the translation, "Oh, s**t!" Or, as we say in polite company, "Oh, crap."

Notes From All Over -- Part 4 -- September 18, 2020

Not much hydrogen: EIA survey of energy use by US manufacturers shows increased us of natural gas, HGLs. Link here

So wrong on so many levels
. From "Bob Foster," and many other sources:

Notes From All Over, Part 3 -- Vene-Mexico -- Playig Bingo -- September 18, 2020

From twitter: Pemex sees plunge in oil exports to supply AMLO's refinery. 

Story over at Bloomberg:

  • shipments of Maya heavy crude forecast to decline almost 70%
  • AMLO has said that Mexico will supply its oil to new refinery

    Petroleos Mexicanos expects a drastic drop in oil exports over the next three years as the company faces the twin challenges of declining output and supplying crude to a controversial new $8 billion refinery championed by the country’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. 
    Pemex, as the state oil company is also called, is forecasting a reduction of almost 70% in exports of its flagship heavy crude known as Maya between 2021 and 2023, according to two people familiar with the situation. 
    It expects to cut Maya exports by almost half between next year and 2022 and lower them again between 2022 and 2023, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information hasn’t been made public.A Pemex representative didn’t respond to a request for comment. 
    AMLO swept into power in December 2018 promising to rescue Pemex by dialing back his predecessor’s 2013-2014 energy reforms, which had ended the company’s nearly eight decades-long monopoly. 
    He has also pledged to ramp up domestic fuel production to reduce dependence on gasoline imports, which account for about 65% of what Pemex sells in Mexico.At the heart of this policy is a new refinery that will process Maya. Mexico’s six existing refineries blend Maya and a lighter domestic crude, Isthmus. 
    The new plant being built in AMLO’s home state of Tabasco will have the capacity to process 340,000 barrels of oil a day.The timeline for finishing the Dos Bocas refinery by 2023 is viewed by some critics as overly ambitious. The six plants currently operating do so at just one-third of their capacity and post additional losses when they produce more gasoline.
Carnac the Magnificent: Bingo --

  • Boston's Big Dig
  • California's Bullet Train
  • AMLO's refinery
  • Prince Salman's Vision 2030
  • free space on center of board

The Movie Page

Quick: name the director and the three lead actors in Rebel Without A Cause.

Extra credit: how did one of the three lead actors get the role?

Joe Biden's Twin On Johnny Carson's Tonight Show
"But that's lying, Joe. Why would you lie?
"National policy."

Notes From All Over -- The Early Morning Edition, Part 2 -- September 18, 2020


Later, 7:15 a.m. CDT: a reader writes, you may want to clarify, onshore natural gas production and onshore oil production in the United States. Link for crude oil production by state at this link.  

ON FEDERAL LANDS, New Mexico accounts for 30% of US natural gas production and 60% of crude oil production, if I'm staying that correctly. If I'm mis-stating what the reader wrote, I think you can sort it out.

Original Post

Wow, wow, wow. Just when I think I have the energy story of the week, another one comes along to surprise me. 

Why I love to blog: the stories readers send me. 

This is quite incredible on several levels. 

EIA: top story of the week -- the natural gas meltdown.

Michelle Lujan: here, hold my beer.


From a reader, thank you so much -- I just knew that waking up at 3:30 a.m. to blog was the right thing to do. From a reader, the townhall, comes this:

Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico has quietly been trying to find a way to evade an energy proclamation by a potential Joe Biden administration. 
Lujan Grisham has been a vocal supporter of Biden throughout his campaign, even making the shortlist of potential vice presidential picks.
She also had the distinction of announcing her state's commitment to supporting Biden as the Democratic presidential candidate during the virtual roll call of the Democratic National Convention. 
Lujan Grisham has also been named to Biden's potential transition team. 
But while the governor appears to be all in for Biden on the surface, his energy proposals seem to have her spooked and looking for a way to be exempt should new laws come to New Mexico. 
Earlier this month, a study suggested that Biden's current stance on fracking, a position he has flip-flopped over and left supporters and critics scratching their heads, would be "devastating" for New Mexico. 
"Restricting oil and gas development on federal lands will rob New Mexico of opportunities for economic growth and hollow our schools of critical resources that put teachers in classrooms and help our young children learn," said New Mexico Oil and Gas Association Executive Director Ryan Flynn. 
Currently, New Mexico accounts for more than 30 percent of onshore natural gas production in the United States and nearly 60 percent of all onshore oil production. Though the prospective Biden administration has been less than clear about their policies on fracking in general, they have been crystal clear that leasing of federal land or waters for the purpose of fracking or any production of natural energy would be strictly banned.

I'm beginning to think a Biden-ban on fracking on federal land would be the best thing that could ever happen! New Mexico recently surpassed North Dakota in daily production of crude oil. About 25% of North Dakota oil comes from federal lands. New Mexico? About 100%. LOL. [Later: see note from reader posted as an update above.]

Joe Biden: make my day. 

Three Wells Coming Off The Confidential List -- September 18, 2020

 OPEC basket, link here, $42.07. That was yesterday, I guess. Today, $41.29. About half what Saudi needs to make its national budget. Not gonna happen.

Saudi Arabia's energy minister: I have no idea what the occasion was, but Khalid Al-falfa was on a real roll yesterday, inventing English words -- the longer he spoke, the worse it got -- telling oil traders not to doubt Saudi Arabia's resolve. Wow. Bizarre. 

Russia says global oil production is now well less than consumption. Well, that's good to hear. "We" only have about five years of crude oil in storage. 

Back to the Bakken

Active rigs:

Active Rigs1159645632

Three wells coming off confidential list -- Friday, September 18, 2020: 130 for the month; 201 for the quarter, 647 for the year

  • 37238, drl/NC, Slawson, Orca Federal 8-23-26H, Big Bend,
  • 36841, drl/A,  Hess, TI-State-158-95-3635H-8, Tioga, producing, albeit not much yet;
  • 36117, drl/NC, Hess, GO-Dahl-156-97-2215H-6, Dollar Joe, producing, a nice well;

RBN Energy: bidding for oil and gas lease acreage in the offshore GOM

In a normal year, the autumn months would be filled with the smell of brisket at a tailgate barbecue and the sound of college football fans cheering in their favorite team's stadium. But with the college football stadiums largely empty due to COVID-19, is there something that could fill the void?

Well, maybe.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) a couple months back issued a notice proposing Lease Sale 256 for oil and gas exploration of 78.8 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). You will probably not be able to find the announcement of the lease sale on ESPN this November, but you will be able to tune into the livestream set in New Orleans. Today, we describe the process for bidding and acquiring lease acreage in the Gulf of Mexico.

RBN is pleased to announce that today’s blog was among the winning submissions in our first-ever blog writing competition held for students in Texas A&M’s Trading Risk & Investment Program (TRIP). For more about the contest and links to other top entries, click here.

Notes From All Over -- Early Morning Edition -- Including My Favorite YouTube Video Of All Time -- September 18, 2020

Yahoo!Mail. See this note. Wow, the spam filter is really acting up. A lot of legitimate e-mail I should have been receiving in my "in-box" ended up in my spam folder, and now a lot of my spam mail, that regularly ends up in the spam folder, is showing up in my in-box. I'll have to talk to Sophia -- see if she has been messing around with my settings. LOL. 

Sophia: I've always had a fairly "strong" password on my mobile devices but about six months ago, I changed my password on my laptop computers (two) and my iPad to a very, very simple password that Sophia could easily master. So, one wonders what she has been up to. LOL. 

Sophia: by the way, it is amazing how much the human brain fixates on numbers. How good the human brain is when it comes to numbers. Remember the old telephone numbers: area code plus seven numbers. I say "old" because most folks have their important numbers on speed dial or emojjied and can't recall any phone numbers any more. I'm pretty sure millennials are not even aware telephone numbers exist. They say AT&T chose "seven numbers because that was the most numbers the average human brain could remember. [Before that, it as "alpha-numeric" as in Greenfield-6072, or GR-6072; and, of course, before that it was "party lines," and before that it was, "Betty Sue, get me the police department."] What a digression. What I was going to say: Sophia knows the four-digit and the six-digit code to my iPhone and iPad. She knows the four-digit code to our back gate at the apartment complex. She knows the four-digit post office box number. I've taught her none of this stuff; she simply watches what I do and remembers those numbers that give her access to important things in life. LOL. 

Covid-19: by the way, this fixation on numbers explains a lot of the Covid-19 fascination. And, of course, TDS, explains a lot also. 

Speaking of numbers, still my favorite: fact-checked by Brian Williams, Rachel Madcow, and the NYT editorial board.

By the way, Brian Williams could claim he knew this all along, simply stringing his guest out -- he, the straight man; she, the comedienne.
Really Bad Math, Brian Williams

NFL: so was there a Thursday night football game? Oh, this is hilarious. Are you kidding me? Yes, there was a game. Americans -- well, at least some of them -- are starved for sports, live sports, anything, even corn-bag tossing. And what does NFL offer us in "week 2 of 17?" Is this correct? Did this really happen or is this an old screenshot? I googled "NFL last night" and this pops up: Cincinnati Bengals, 30 - Cleveland Browns, 35. I was unaware that either of those two teams was even still around. I have to admit that when I was about twelve years old I had one of those electric football games -- the ones where the platform vibrates and little plastic men move downfield -- and my favorite helmet was the Cleveland Browns. Wow, what a digression. [Our family had no money in those days; how my mother could have afforded that game for me for Christmas is beyond me. Even knowing that I wanted that is even stranger. What a great mother I had. Wow.]

PGA: I can hardly wait to see the Tiger Woods documentary today. He tees off at 1:27 p.m. CDT today. They must be saving the best for last. LOL. The Titanic sets sail at 8:07 a.m. CDT. Speaking of which, I noticed that Phil Mickelson has gone through about three wardrobe changes when it comes to his sunglasses. Most of "this season" he has been wearing aviator sunglasses, but then yesterday I noted he was wearing some Oakley-like square things, and then by the end of the day, when the sun would have been directly in the players' eyes, he had removed his sunglasses completely. I was blown away when about mid-round yesterday, one of the color announcers noted that he was the only player wearing sunglasses, and the banter then moved on to whether there was any need to even be wearing sunglasses in New York this time of year. They're not playing on the beach somewhere. And, as long as I've digressed this far, of all the golfers out there, he has the most non-golf, distinctive attire. I assume he has a clothing contract with some blue jeans company. And sunglasses.
4:42 a.m. -- time for coffee. 

Was It Something I Said? A Note To A Reader -- Septermber 18, 2020

All of a sudden, about a week ago (actually I can pinpoint the exact moment, if necessary) I quit receiving e-mail from one of my most faithful readers and cleverest writers. It's because of that reader some of my best posts show up on the blog. 

But then, all of a sudden, the e-mail stopped. I assumed it was something I said. It was devastating. I wracked my brain, trying to figure it out. I had an idea but I thought, "no, are you kidding?" But it's bothered me for over a week. I was going to post a blog, "Was It Something I Said?" and then thought that was a bit inappropriate so I let it be.

This morning, about 3:00 a.m. I woke up realizing I had completely forgotten that it was Thursday night last night, and I must have missed the Thursday night football game. I'll check that later. But then I got distracted, curious where Phil Mickelson finally ended up on the "PGA leaderboard today." (Spoiler alert: not good.)

And, then, I have no idea why I checked, but for some reason I checked my "Spam" folder. I haven't checked that folder in ages. OMG!

The reader's notes -- and there are a lot of them ended up in that folder. OMG! I'll be up all night catching up. 

Oh, that's right -- now I remember how that happened. I accidentally transferred one of my daughter's notes regarding Sophia into that folder, and immediately went to the folder and moved it back to the "in-box," and that's when I discovered a dozen (or more) of the reader's e-mails in the spam folder. I spent a fair amount of time getting them all moved back to the "in-box" and now the pleasure of going through them.

What surprises me though -- is that I personally answer 99% of all my e-mail, and I answer 99.99% of this reader's e-mail. The reader must have thought the same thing, "Was It Something I Said?"

I'm impressed the reader hung in there, never giving up. The most recent e-mail was last night after my long post on Sophia making pancakes.

Wow, I am so sorry.

Anyway, it's all sorted out. Now, I have to start reading all those e-mails. I won't answer most of them this time: too many to answer  and many of them are "water under the bridge," as they say.

The Story Of The Week -- Natural Gas Fill Rate -- September 18, 2020

Link here

At S&P GLobal Platts: US working gas volumes in underground storage rise by 89 Bcf. Build significantly exceeds market expectations. Henry Hub futures selloff focuses on October, November.

The injection was significantly higher compared with S&P Global Platts' survey of analysts calling for a 77 Bcf build. Responses to the survey ranged from an injection of 68 Bcf to 80 Bcf. The injection was also more than the 82 Bcf build reported during the same week last year and 12 Bcf above the five-year average gain of 77 Bcf, according to EIA data.

Storage volumes now stand 535 Bcf, or about 17%, above the year-ago level of 3.079 Tcf and 421 Bcf, or 13%, higher than the five-year average of 3.193 Tcf.

All over twitter yesterday:

SeekingAlpha: Cameron LNG could stay off line through October -- Sempra --

  • Sempra still has not said whether the terminal's on-site connections were damaged by the hurricane, or if there was other damage that could take longer to repair before full production can resume.