HOUSTON Louisiana Offshore Oil Port said it resumed offshore operations Tuesday morning with the first tanker moving to moor at the Gulf of Mexico offloading platform since Tropical Storm Edouard swept over the area Monday.
The first crude oil tanker offloading was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, said spokeswoman Barb Hestermann. The LOOP stopped offloading tankers Monday morning when rough seas caused by Edouard made it unsafe.
"We're open for business," Hestermann said.
The LOOP, the nation's only deep water oil port, receives up to 1 million barrels daily in foreign crude oil from tankers.
The LOOP continued to supply refiners with oil in storage onshore during the offloading halt.
(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by John Picinich)