August 25, 2017 / 5:56 PM / a year ago

BHP Billiton stops Eagle Ford drilling, fracking due to Harvey

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP.AX)(BLT.L) said on Friday it had shut down drilling and completion activities at its Eagle Ford shale operations due to Hurricane Harvey.

In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, BHP has not evacuated staff or shut in production and will continue to monitor the storm’s development, spokeswoman Bronwyn Wilkinson said.

Reporting by Ruthy Munoz; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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