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U.S. offshore energy producers brace for Hurricane Zeta impact

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 27, 2020
Energy firms and ports along the U.S. Gulf Coast were bracing on Tuesday as Hurricane Zeta entered the Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane Zeta
Offshore   Hurricane Zeta
BP, Chevron and Equinor evacuated oil workers and Royal Dutch Shell paused drilling as winds intensified to 136 kph.

Topics: U.S. Hurricane Zeta

Pipeline operator Enbridge evacuated an offshore platform and on Tuesday plans to remove workers from a Louisiana natural gas processing plant.

Zeta could hit the U.S. coast near hurricane strength, the NHC said.

Energy ports from Baton Rouge to Pascagoula were operating under advisories warning of the potential for gale force winds.

A Louisiana deep water oil export port said it was implementing its inclement weather plan.