Oil and gas shipments were disrupted to some extent, but again the full impact of that is not yet known. Judging from the pictures, I suspect things were damaged far more than has so far been reported. The new Liquid Natural Gas plant that Japan gets 5% of its LNG from will be out of order for at least some weeks. In any case, the storm has certainly further eroded the slim margin of spare capacity in the industry just as hurricane season is about to begin in the US.
Here are some photos. Thanks to the The Oil Drum and the blogger Sleepless in Muscat:
Thanks to Martin and NZM who posted other links for information and photos in their comments on the previous post. Check 'em out.