Forest had approximately 205 MMcfe/d of production shut-in in the Gulf Coast Region on September 23, 2005, the peak day of shut-in production, due to Hurricane Rita. In addition, 20 MMcfe/d of production remained shut-in due to facilities issues caused by Hurricane Katrina. Since that time, 45 MMcfe/d of Gulf Coast Region production has been restored.
The majority of the 180 MMcfe/d of Gulf Coast Region production that remains shut-in is due to damage to third-party pipeline and gas processing plants offshore and in Louisiana. The timetable for restoring full production is uncertain as it is dependent on repairs to transportation and processing facilities which are owned by others. Forest estimates that total production deferred during the third quarter of 2005 for Hurricanes Cindy, Dennis, Katrina and Rita will be approximately 6 Bcfe.
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