US Gulf oil production continues rising after hurricane

05 September 2012 21:03  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Gulf oil production continued to rise on Wednesday as workers returned to offshore platforms, a government agency said.

As a result, a lower percentage of oil and natural-gas production remained shut in at the US Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

For oil production, 49.33% was shut in, the bureau said. For natural gas production, it was 25.71%.

Personnel remained evacuated from 18 oil and natural-gas platforms, or 3.02% of the 596 in the US Gulf of Mexico, the bureau said.

Companies had evacuated personnel in preparation for Hurricane Isaac, which made landfall last week in Louisiana.

By: Al Greenwood
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