US Gulf of Mexico oil output almost back to normal in wake of Nate

US Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production is practically back to full output following the widespread shut-ins caused by Tropical Storm Nate.

In the latest report by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), which regulates offshore energy and mineral extraction, only 0.72% of oil production and 1.12% of natural gas production were still shut in.

Nate had formed on October 5 and made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in Mississippi on October 8 before weakening to a tropical depression over Alabama and Tennessee.

At its worst it saw 85.09% of oil production in the Gulf shut in, and 64.7% of natural gas production.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
Back to top button