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GoM production down ahead of Hurricane Michael


HOUSTON, October 9, 2018 – Oil and gas operators in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) have evacuated personnel from several platforms, shutting down around 19% of the region’s oil production ahead of Hurricane Michael’s landfall, international media reported Monday.


In preparation for the Category 3 hurricane, the production of more than 324,000 bopd and 8.04 mcm (284 mcf) of gas per day from the GoM has been halted by companies including BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil.

Hurricane Michael is expected to reach the eastern gulf coast on Wednesday.

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