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

 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.

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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Updated Date: Jul 17, 2019 00:06:31 IST