Global Processing

Katrina damages Tetra Technologies plant

September 12, 2005
According to the Associated Press, Tetra Technologies Inc., said Hurricane Katrina damaged some of its Louisiana operations, and much of its oil and gas production remains suspended. Tetra said its Venice fluids facility sustained "significant structural damage," but its Fourchon facility had only minor damage. The company said it is making deliveries to its Gulf of Mexico fluids customers from other Texas-based facilities. The company''s only out-of-service equipment is the Southern Hercules, which the storm beached near Tiger Pass, La. Tetra hasn''t restarted much of its oil and gas production, which was shut in before the hurricane hit Monday, primarily due to pipeline closures by other companies.