It is too early to tell what damage Hurricane Gustav has done to Gulf Coast energy infrastructure, President Bush told reporters at the White House today before he and cabinet officials were briefed on how the gulf's energy infrastructure fared in the storm.

"We're now in the process of assessing any damage done to the infrastructure and what -- it's a little early right now to come up with a solid assessment," Bush said.

Bush said early signs indicate the damage will not be as severe as that done by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

"There are some encouraging signs.