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Offshore oil and gas workers evacuated from Gulf of Mexico due to hurricane Dorian

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 31, 2019
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Major offshore oil and gas producers on Friday were evacuating non-essential staff from production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico due to the threat from Hurricane Dorian.

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BP, Chevron Corp and BHP Group said they had or were in the process of removing some workers from their facilities as a precautionary measure. Each said oil and gas production at the offshore facilities was unaffected.

Dorian is forecast to strike the Atlantic coast of Florida by early next week as a major hurricane. Some computer models project Dorian may cross the Florida peninsula and enter the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico account for 16% of U.S. crude oil output and about 4% of U.S. natural gas.


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