REV UP YOUR WALLUT AS GAS PRICES MAY BE CLIMBIMG AGAIN. DID YOU KNOW THAT TROPICAL STORM DEBBY HAS INTERFERED WITH GAS AND OIL PRODUCTION IN THE COAST?
The center of Debby was expected to linger in the Gulf over the next few days with no landfall in the immediate forecast. And while the storm's track remained far from certain, the hurricane center said Debby was forecast to continue a slow northward trek during the day Sunday.
Some strengthening is expected and Debby could be near hurricane force winds by Monday night.
Forecasters warned of up to six inches of rain along the coast, with isolated amounts of 10 inches.
It was the first time four tropical storms have been recorded before July 1 during the Atlantic hurricane season since record keeping began in 1851.
Debby forced the suspension of 8 percent of the region's oil and gas production.
The government reported that nine production platforms and one drilling rig were evacuated. The suspended crude production amounts to about 2 percent of U.Sproduction and about 0.1 percent of global production. The reduced production is not expected to impact oil prices unless the storm strengthens and forces more production platforms to close.
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