Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON
News: Latest News
Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance Pro.CalendarSectors 
All NewsEconomyCurrencies & ForexEconomic EventsCryptocurrenciesCybersecurityPress Releases

Early-season Gulf of Mexico storm trims some U.S. oil production

06/18/2021 | 11:38am EDT

HOUSTON, June 18 (Reuters) - The first storm to hit oil-producing regions of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico this year sent workers fleeing offshore oil platforms and cut some production.

A weather disturbance in the central Gulf of Mexico was expected to become a tropical storm on Friday. It was moving north at about 14 miles per hour (22 kmh) and could bring up to 12-inches of rain to the central U.S. Gulf Coast by Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

Equinor ASA on Friday said it had removed staff and shut production at its Titan platform, which is about 65 miles (105 km) off the coast of Louisiana. Chevron and Occidental Petroleum also removed staff and began taking precautions at their offshore oil and gas platforms.

"This is not that unusual to run evacuation flights this early in the season," said Jason Glynn, director of operations at a Bristow Group offshore crew transport unit in Louisiana. "The last couple of years we've always had one softball like this early in the season."

Chevron removed non-essential staff from three U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platforms and fully evacuated a fourth that is about 150 miles sought of Louisiana. Output remains at normal levels, a spokesperson said.

"All of our facilities have plans to prepare for weather-related events and are implementing those procedures," Occidental said on its website. It did not comment on production.

Other major producers including BP, BHP, Royal Dutch Shell and Murphy Oil said they were monitoring weather conditions but production had not been affected.

Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, the region's only deepwater oil export port, was operating normally. Offshore pipeline operator Enbridge also said it was monitoring conditions. (Reporting by Gary McWilliams; Editing by David Gregorio)


ę Reuters 2021
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
BHP GROUP -1.70% 53.14 End-of-day quote.25.24%
ENBRIDGE INC. 0.47% 49.37 Delayed Quote.21.47%
EQUINOR ASA 0.16% 177.4 Real-time Quote.22.19%
Latest news "Economy & Forex"
11:43aThomson Reuters lifts 2021 sales outlook as earnings beat forecasts
RE
11:40aFed's Waller says accommodative policy may be pulled back sooner than expected
RE
11:39aOutdoor grills maker Weber valued at nearly $5 billion in debut as shares rise
RE
11:18aSempra reports second quarter earnings that beat estimates
RE
11:11aFed taper bets knock gold in run-up to U.S. jobs data
RE
11:06aViacomCBS adds millions of new subscribers, to launch Paramount+ in Europe
RE
11:01aFed lifts restrictions on JPMorgan imposed after forex manipulation
RE
10:58aEthereum software upgrade activated; ether reverses losses, trades up
RE
10:45aCheniere sees Louisiana Sabine 6 LNG unit on in H1 2022
RE
10:44aCanada's TMX shares surge to one-year high on better-than-expected profit
RE
Latest news "Economy & Forex"