Chevron, BHP evacuate workers from Gulf of Mexico due to hurricane
Friday, 30 August 2019 Chevron Corp and BHP Group said on Friday they are evacuating non-essential workers from four oil production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico due to the threat from Hurricane Dorian.
BHP has canceled its plan to evacuate some workers from two Gulf of Mexico oil platforms. Earlier, BHP had said it would remove non-essential staff from its Shenzi and Neptune oil platforms. According to Reuters, the move comes as Hurricane Dorian’s latest track lessened the threat to its oil...
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Barataria Bay is a marshy jewel in the heart of the vast Louisiana bayou. Its unparalleled natural ecosystem was once a hideout for smugglers and malcontents like Jean Lafitte, who ruled the labyrinth of marshlands and estuaries. By the early 20th century, oil and gas had taken over the marshlands, and levees reined in the mighty Mississippi River and redirected it toward the Gulf of Mexico.
The Atlantic hurricane officially began on Monday, and the very next day, Tropical Storm Cristobal spun up in the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasts called for this to be a busy season, and according to Gizmodo Earther, it’s clearly off to a roaring start. Warm ocean waters and low wind make an atmosphere ripe for storms. While the quick start doesn’t guarantee the rapid pace of storms will continue, it’s nevertheless a worrying sign in a world full of stress.
· Hurricane Dorian is moving over the US Virgin Islands and toward Puerto Rico. It could hit Florida as a major hurricane on Monday.
· Dorian is the fourth... Business Insider Also reported by •Reuters
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· *Fish and other ocean creatures face deadly conditions during a hurricane — sometimes the extreme weather strands them on land or far out at sea. *
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