Over 78% of oil, gas production shut in U.S. Gulf after Ida -regulator

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HOUSTON — Energy companies on Tuesday had 79% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil production still shut, or 1.44 million barrels per day, following Hurricane Ida, regulator Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said.

A total of 79 oil and gas production platforms in the U.S. Gulf remain evacuated due to Ida. About 78% of natural gas production, or 1.74 billion cubic feet per day, was also offline. (Reporting by Sabrina Valle Editing by Chris Reese)