In this news, we discuss the Most U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore crude oil shut for a third day.
HOUSTON (Reuters) – U.S. offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico fell by 1.69 million barrels on Saturday, or 92% of the region’s daily output, the U.S. Department of Justice reported. Inland, with offshore wells remaining closed after Hurricane Delta ravaged the region.
Producers had evacuated personnel from 283 rigs and rigs in the Gulf of Mexico by noon Saturday. Producers have shut down about 62% of offshore natural gas production, or 1.69 billion cubic feet per day, according to Home Office figures.
Oil and gas figures have been nearly identical for the past three consecutive days.
According to company reports to the US government, the cumulative volumes closed by Hurricane Delta this week stand at 7.11 million barrels of oil and 6.62 billion cubic feet of natural gas.
Reporting by Gary McWilliams; Editing by Chris Reese
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