U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production is returning to near normal levels following Hurricane Michael, data from an offshore regulator showed on Sunday, with oil output off 15.8 percent and natural gas production down less than 10 percent. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) also said in a midday update on Sunday that all oil and gas operators have returned to their production platforms. It can take several days after a storm passes to inspect platforms for damages, fully return crews and restore production after wells are shut-in ahead of a storm. Michael entered the Gulf as a tropical storm and quickly spun into a major hurricane, producing rough seas and winds of up to […]