September 6, 2018 / 6:37 PM / 14 days ago

U.S. crude oil, natgas production recovering after Gordon: BSEE

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Crude oil and natural gas production was recovering in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico after the passage of Tropical Storm Gordon, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Thursday.

An offshore platform is pictured after Tropical Storm Gordon in Dauphin Island, Alabama, U.S., September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

BSEE said 5.62 percent of daily offshore crude oil production and 5.59 percent of natural gas output remained shut in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. Shut oil production on Wednesday was 9.36 percent and offline natural gas output was 10.39 percent.

The northern Gulf of Mexico produces 16 percent of total U.S. crude output and 4 percent of national natural gas production, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Tropical Storm Gordon weakened into a depression on Wednesday.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Leslie Adler

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