HURRICANES: Karen fizzles, once again sparing Gulf drillers Nathanial Gronewold, E&E reporter Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 HOUSTON -- A surprise storm has turned out to be much less of a threat for oil and gas operators than was feared. Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.