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2ND UPDATE: ISAAC: US Gulf Coast Refinery Status
August 28, 2012

According to the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center, Isaac has finally strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane.

As of 11:20 a.m. Central Daylight Time, Isaac was packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and was centered approximately 160 miles southeast of New Orleans. The storm was moving northwestward at 10 mph, and it is expected to make landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday. A hurricane warning remains in effect for Southeast Louisiana and Mississippi.

As of 12 p.m. CDT Tuesday, five refineries in the projected path of Hurricane Isaac were shut down. The output at five additional refineries had been reduced. Two other facilities were operating, but it was unclear whether they were running at reduced rates.

Below is a list of status updates for refineries located within the storm's projected range.

Information in the table is derived from company and government reports.

Source: DownstreamToday Staff

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