U.S. Gulf offshore crude oil production continues recovery; 44% shut: regulator

FILE PHOTO: A gas station remains flooded from Hurricane Delta in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S., October 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn/File Photo

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Gulf offshore crude oil production continued to recover four days after Hurricane Delta made landfall with the amount shut falling to 44%, or 805,965 barrels per day (bpd), the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Tuesday.

The regulator also said 30%, or 809 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of natural gas output remains offline in the Gulf following Delta.

On Monday, 69% or 1.3 million bpd, in crude oil and 47%, or 1.28 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), in offshore natural gas production remained shut, according to BSEE.

Between Oct. 6 and Tuesday, a cumulative total of 10.9 million barrels of crude oil production and 10.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas output from the Gulf has been shut because of Hurricane Delta.