BP may send workers to Gulf of Mexico after storm dissipates

NEW YORK Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:22pm EDT

A BP logo is seen on a petrol station in London November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

A BP logo is seen on a petrol station in London November 2, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BP Plc (BP.L) said it could start returning offshore workers to its deepwater Gulf of Mexico oil and gas facilities later on Sunday after a tropical storm had dissipated.

BP said on Thursday it had evacuated some non-essential personnel from its four production platforms and had ordered its drilling rig contractors to temporarily cease operations.

On Sunday, BP said oil and gas production remained online.

(Reporting by Sabina Zawadzki; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)

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