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U.S. offshore energy producers brace for Hurricane Zeta impact

Christian Fernsby |
Energy firms and ports along the U.S. Gulf Coast were bracing on Tuesday as Hurricane Zeta entered the Gulf of Mexico.

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Topics: U.S.    HURRICANE    ZETA   

BP, Chevron and Equinor evacuated oil workers and Royal Dutch Shell paused drilling as winds intensified to 136 kph.

Pipeline operator Enbridge evacuated an offshore platform and on Tuesday plans to remove workers from a Louisiana natural gas processing plant.

Zeta could hit the U.S. coast near hurricane strength, the NHC said.

Energy ports from Baton Rouge to Pascagoula were operating under advisories warning of the potential for gale force winds.

A Louisiana deep water oil export port said it was implementing its inclement weather plan.

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