US Oil Companies Are Evacuating Employees In The Gulf Of Mexico Due To The Sally Storm
Us energy companies Chevron Corporation and Murphy Oil Corporation are evacuating workers from oil and gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico due to the storm, Reuters reports, citing company representatives.
The US National Hurricane Tracking Center (NHC) on Saturday reported that tropical storm Sally had formed off the coast of the US state of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. Sally is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by early next week.
Chevron, according to an official representative, began evacuating all employees from the Blind Faith and Petronius platforms and launched a procedure for their temporary closure.
Murphy Oil is evacuating non-core personnel from its Eastern oil facilities and monitoring developments to assess the impact of the storm on the company's remaining facilities.
Companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, BHP, BP, and Hess Corp. They stated that they have decided not to take such steps yet and are monitoring the situation in the Gulf of Mexico. They will be ready to act if necessary.