August 30, 2019 / 10:29 PM / 2 months ago

BP evacuates non-essential staff from four Gulf of Mexico oil platforms

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP (BP.L) on Friday evacuated non-essential staff from its four operated offshore oil production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, joining several other firms taking similar steps.

The oil major said the evacuations covered its Atlantic, Mad Dog, Na Kika and Thunderhorse platforms. Oil and gas production continues unaffected at the four facilities, a spokesman said.

Reporting by Gary McWilliams; Editing by Chris Reese

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