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13% of US Gulf of Mexico Crude Output Offline

13% of US Gulf of Mexico Crude Output Offline13% of US Gulf of Mexico Crude Output Offline

About 13% of US Gulf of Mexico oil production remains offline in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate, the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said on Friday. That equals about 220,000 barrels per day in production that is offline, according to BSEE. Oil companies evacuated staff from Gulf of Mexico platforms and curtailed output ahead of the storm, which hit the region last weekend, Reuters reported. About 7% of US Gulf natural gas production remains offline, BSEE said. The fast-moving storm had curtailed up to 92% of daily oil production and 77% of daily natural gas output in the Gulf of Mexico, more than three times the amount affected by Harvey, which packed more of a punch when it hit the Texas coast. The Gulf of Mexico is home to about 17% of daily US crude output and 5% of daily natural gas output.

 

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