* Gold likely to remain choppy ahead of U.S. jobs data-
* Volatile October amid energy crunch could support gold -
* China's jewellery consumption could rebound 43% y-o-y
HOUSTON (Reuters) -Hurricane Ida's damage to U.S. offshore energy production makes it one of the most costly since back-to-back storms in 2005 cut output for months, according to the latest data and historical records. | Video
HOUSTON, Sept 7 Hurricane Ida's damage to U.S.
offshore energy production makes it one of the most costly since
back-to-back storms in 2005 cut output for months, according to
the latest data and historical records.
Gold advanced more than 1% to its highest in 2-1/2 months on Friday, as a slower-than-expected U.S. jobs growth in August drove the dollar lower, casting doubts on the Federal Reserve's tapering timeline.
* Indian jewellers plan Aug. 23 strike against hallmarking
Energy Transfer LP on Friday said it has already addressed most of the possible safety violations pertaining to the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) raised by a federal regulator, and was working to resolve remaining issues.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's pipeline regulator on Thursday put the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Energy Transfer LP, on notice for probable violations of safety regulations and proposed a civil penalty against it.
The physical gold market in top consumer China flipped into a premium this week as prices eased although activity was still subdued, while buyers in India held off for a sharper dip in rates as more jewellers opened up.