U.S. Bureau: 3.2% of U.S. Gulf Oil Production Shut In after Storm
06/27/2012| 02:41pm US/Eastern
By Ben Lefebvre
More than 3% of oil and natural-gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico remained shut in Wednesday as producers returned to the region after Tropical Depression Debby wound down.
BP PLC (BP, BP.LN), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) and other oil-and-gas producers had shut in about a quarter of production over the previous four days while Debby, which has been downgraded from a tropical storm, meandered in the Gulf's north-central area before turning east. Debby has since crossed over the Florida panhandle and is heading into the Atlantic Ocean.
As of Wednesday, 44,229 barrels of oil a day, or 3.2% of total Gulf production, remained shut in, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. About 164 million cubic feet a day, or 3.6%, of gas production was offline.
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