U.S. offshore oil production remains cut by 58% - U.S. government

HOUSTON (Reuters) - About 58%, or 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico remains shut in the wake of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Tuesday

Reuters July 17, 2019 00:06:31 IST
U.S. offshore oil production remains cut by 58% - U.S. government

US offshore oil production remains cut by 58  US government

HOUSTON (Reuters) - About 58%, or 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico remains shut in the wake of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Tuesday.

A little more than 51%, or 1.4 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas output from the northern Gulf of Mexico continues offline, BSEE said.

Also, 171 production platforms, or 26%, have not resumed operating as workers continue to return to offshore platforms, BSEE said.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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