About 5.5 percent U.S. Gulf oil output still shut after Harvey: government agency

4 Sep 2017   Offshore

About 5.5 percent of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico’s oil production, or 96,000 barrels of daily output, remained shut on Sunday after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas more than a week ago, the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said. The total lost oil production in the Gulf since offshore platforms started shutting on Aug. 23 is about 2.97 million barrels. The affected output is down significantly from the peak of 24.5 percent, or 428,568 bpd, on Aug. 26 as evacuated workers returned and activity resumed. Energy companies operating in the offshore Gulf of Mexico produce about 1.75 million bpd of oil. “Since the storm has passed, operators have begun inspecting facilities and resuming production. To date, no damage reports have been received,” BSEE said in a press release. Personnel remain evacuated from 30 offshore platforms, it said. The federal agency also estimated that 8.4 […]

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