September 6, 2017 / 7:53 PM / 10 months ago

BP has begun evacuating Thunder Horse platform ahead of Irma

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BP has begun evacuating nonessential personnel from its Thunder Horse platform in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Irma, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

Production was not shut, the company said.

“With forecasts indicating potential impact this weekend in Florida and possibly later along the southeast Atlantic Coast, BP now is taking additional steps to respond,” BP said in the statement posted on its website.

Reporting By Jessica Resnick-Ault; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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