Hurricane Ike Heads For Western Gulf

Latest 5-day predicted path of Hurricane Ike – seafloor oil and gas pipelines shown in brown

After pounding Cuba, Hurricane Ike has entered the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 1 storm, and is expected to strengthen over the next couple of days into a major hurricane. The latest forecast track shows Ike aiming for the western Gulf and the Texas coast, taking a swipe at the offshore oil and gas infrastructure on the way, and making landfall early Saturday morning.