Oil Producers Restore Operations In Storm-Tossed Gulf Of Mexico

Oil producers on Oct. 11 were checking Gulf of Mexico (GoM) production platforms and beginning to return crews to more than 90 offshore facilities evacuated this week as Hurricane Michael moved through the Gulf.

Production shut-ins that temporarily halted 42% of GoM oil output and nearly a third of natural gas production was restarting in some areas.

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BP Plc (NYSE: BP) conducted its first flyovers on Oct. 10 to check the status of four platforms that were evacuated, said spokesman Jason Ryan.