FILE PHOTO: The emblem of Chevron is seen on the firm’s workplace in Caracas, Venezuela April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello
HOUSTON (Reuters) – Chevron Corp (CVX.N) and BHP Group (BHP.AX) mentioned on Friday they’re evacuating non-essential staff from 4 oil manufacturing platforms within the U.S. Gulf of Mexico because of the risk from Hurricane Dorian.
None of Chevron’s offshore manufacturing has been shut in on account of Dorian, the corporate mentioned. BHP mentioned it doesn’t count on an affect to its operations.
Different oil corporations with operations within the U.S.-regulated north Gulf of Mexico didn’t reply to requests for remark about offshore operations.
Chevron mentioned its Pascagoula, Mississippi refinery continues to observe the storm.
Shell Oil Co, the U.S. arm of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L), has not modified operations at its Norco and Convent, Louisiana, refineries, in accordance with spokesman Ray Fisher. Shell spokeswoman Cynthia Babski mentioned offshore operations weren’t affected by the storm’s risk.
Offshore platforms account for 16 % of U.S. crude oil manufacturing. Evacuations had been set for Chevron’s Petronius and Blind Religion and BHP’s Neptune and Shenzi platforms, the businesses mentioned.
Dorian is forecast to strike the Atlantic coast of Florida by early subsequent week as a significant hurricane. Some laptop fashions mission Dorian might cross the Florida peninsula and enter the Gulf of Mexico.
Reporting by Erwin Seba; Modifying by Jonathan Oatis and Will Dunham