Hurricane Delta shuts 29% of U.S. Gulf offshore crude oil production

Strengthening hurricane Delta forced the closure of 29.2% of offshore crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico by midday Tuesday, regulator U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said.

The storm, already a dangerous category 4, also turned off 8.6% of natural gas output from the Gulf of Mexico, BSEE said.

Reporting by Erwin Seba

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