October 5, 2017 / 9:04 PM / in 8 months

BP shutting all U.S. Gulf production ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc (BP.L) said on Thursday it was shutting-in all oil and natural gas production from its U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Tropical Storm Nate.

BP logo is seen at a fuel station of British oil company BP in St. Petersburg, October 18, 2012. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk/Files

The company is also evacuating all personnel from its four platforms in the region. Nate is forecast to enter the Gulf and strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall early on Sunday in Louisiana, near several major refineries.

    Reporting by Ernest Scheyder; editing by Diane Craft

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