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Storm Nate shuts oil rigs in the US Gulf

In August, Hurricane Harvey temporarily shut down about 25% of oil and natural gas production in the Gulf and as much as 20% of US refining capacity

Brian K Sullivan & Mark Chediak | Bloomberg 

Tropical storm Nate, which has already shut oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, strengthened as it continued north on a path that’ll bring it ashore in the US by the end of the week.   Nate was about 60 miles (95 kilometers) east-northeast of Isla Guanaja, Honduras, with top winds of 45 miles an hour, the US National Hurricane Center said in an advisory at about 5 am New York time. The storm’s forecast track has it scraping the eastern edge of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula before becoming a hurricane south of Louisiana on Saturday. Nate may come ashore ...

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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 03:58 IST