Shell Shuts Production at Four Gulf of Mexico Platforms as Storm Ida Approaches

Appomattox platform -  Copyright
Allison Smith/Shell
Appomattox platform - Copyright Allison Smith/Shell

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is shutting production at four Gulf of Mexico offshore platforms and evacuating all workers from those locations because of the threat from Tropical Storm Ida, the company said on Thursday night.

The Ursa, Mars, Olympus, and Appomattox platforms are being shut in and all workers flown back onshore, Shell said. 

Production has also been shut in at the Stones oil and natural gas project in the ultra-deep Gulf of Mexico as the floating production system Turritella is preparing to disconnect and move out of Ida's forecast path.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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