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Tropical Storm Isaac / Louisiana / Oil #1029767

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 27, 2012
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(Tampa: Scott Pelley) The status of Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico noted; map, diagrams and satellite photo shown. Live discussion held with CBS News hurricane consultant David Bernard about the storm; diagrams shown. [From Miami, BERNARD – predicts New Orleans is the destination; describes the risk from rainfall, flooding and storm surge.]

(New Orleans: Byron Pitts) The preparations in New Orleans reviewed; scenes shown of traffic lines, the West Closure Complex pumping station; footage shown from Hurricane Katrina; map shown of the new system of levees and flood walls. [St. Charles Parish resident David HOGG‡- says he’s going to stay.] [New Orleans Mayor Mitch LANDRIEU††- notes Wednesday is the anniversary of Katrina; says the storm may change in a way we did not anticipate.]

(Tampa: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Pascagoula, Mississippi: Mark Strassmann) The impact of the storm threat on oil production in the Gulf examined; details given about refinery shutdowns, the evacuation of offshore platforms and the suspension of deliveries of foreign crude at Port Fourchon’s Louisiana Offshore Oil Port {LOOP}, and about other recent disasters pushing oil prices higher, including an explosion at a refinery in Venezuela and a fire at a California refinery. [US Energy Information Administration director Adam SIEMINSKI††- notes refineries could be running in 1 or 2 weeks if there is no significant flooding.]

Pelley, Scott;
Pitts, Byron;
Strassmann, Mark

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