Stamford Advocate

Power makes slow return to New Orleans


Entergy said Wednesday that it is slowly adding power back to New Orleans, and the pace of that work will determine how quickly the region’s important oil refineries can restart operations that were shut down by Hurricane Ida. The company said an unspecifie­d number of customers in eastern New Orleans had power turned back on. The widespread power outages are hampering a number of refiners in the region. All told, nine Louisiana refineries, which collective­ly account for about 13 percent of the nation’s refining capacity, were forced to close, at least temporaril­y, by the storm, the U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday.

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