August 31, 2017 / 11:12 AM / in a year

More than 18 percent of U.S. Gulf output still shut in by Harvey: BSEE

(Reuters) - About 18.5 percent of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico was shut in on Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Harvey, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety Environmental Enforcement said.

That equates to some 323,760 barrels of oil per day, out of roughly 1.75 million barrels pumped daily from the Gulf. That’s slightly more than Tuesday, when 319,523 bpd was shut.

Meanwhile, 19 percent of natural gas production in the region, or 611.09 million cubic feet per day, has been shut in, BSEE said.

BSEE tabulated the data by polling 32 Gulf operators.

Reporting By David Gaffen; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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