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Storm Gordon halts some energy production in U.S. Gulf

Storm Gordon halts some energy production in U.S. Gulf

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HOUSTON (Reuters) - Three more oil producers pulled employees out of Tropical Storm Gordon's path, and companies cut 9 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production on Tuesday as the storm churned towards an expected nighttime landfall. The storm, which is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane with winds of at least 74 miles per hour (119 kph), shifted eastward, reducing its threat to producers on the western side of the Gulf and most Gulf Coast refineries. Companies evacuated 54 offshore platforms and halted 156,907 barrels per day of oil production and ...

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First Published: Wed, September 05 2018. 01:57 IST
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