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Energy Companies Race to Complete Gulf of Mexico Evacuations

HOUSTON — U.S. oil and gas companies on Friday raced to complete evacuations from offshore Gulf of Mexico platforms as Tropical Storm Ida advanced toward oilfields that provide 17% of the nation’s oil production. The storm’s winds intensified early Friday …

Norway’s Oil Workers Fear for Future as Rigs Go Remote

OSLO — A shift to operating oil rigs remotely from land, which has been accelerated by lower crude prices, has rekindled concerns among Norwegian unions over the impact on the safety of offshore workers and the loss of well-paid jobs. …

Hurricane Delta Halting Oil Production From Platforms, Refineries

HOUSTON — Hurricane Delta raked across the Gulf of Mexico, halting most of the region’s offshore oil output on Thursday after energy companies shut-in wells, pulled staff from offshore platforms and began securing coastal processing plants. The storm was about …

Energy Firms Tally Hurricane Damage, Plot Restarts as Laura Races North

U.S. energy companies on Thursday were organizing crews and beginning to review offshore Gulf of Mexico platforms and assess damage to coastal operations as Hurricane Laura took its fierce winds inland. The storm hit Louisiana early Thursday with 150 mile-per-hour …