Prudhoe Bay oil production halted

Oil production at Prudhoe Bay was halted today when a vehicle clearing snowdrifts damaged the power supply to processing centers. BP said production would be “way down” today and would ramp back up over the next several days. BP’s Northstar field also went off-line as a result of the power outage. Northstar produces about 79,000 barrels of crude daily from a man-made island in the Beaufort Sea.

Associated Press, Anchorage & Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage