Us: crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico reduced by more than 80% due to Hurricane Laura

U.S. energy companies continued to resume offshore oil and gas production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, according to data released by the U.S. Department of the interior. < / P > < p > according to the data, 122 facilities had been put back into use by noon local time on Saturday. Crude oil production in the US Gulf of Mexico decreased by 82%, or 1.5 million barrels per day; natural gas production decreased by 59%, or 1.6 billion cubic feet per day. As of Saturday, 189 operations or drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico were still unattended, up from 310 on Wednesday, the interior department said. It is reported that offshore oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico accounts for 17% of the total US crude oil production and 5% of the total US natural gas production. This week, six refineries, which account for about 12% of U.S. oil processing capacity, were shut down by Hurricane Laura. It is reported that refineries without major losses have taken measures to restart operations.