Offshore oil producers and refiners on the US Gulf Coast are shutting down operations and evacuating workers as Tropical Storm Sally, expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane, moves further into the US Gulf of Mexico. Phillips 66 is shuttering its 255,600 barrel-per-day refinery in Alliance, La., while Chevron, BP, Murphy Oil, Equinor and BHP Billiton have started shutdown procedures and personnel evacuations at some of their offshore platforms.
Second storm in a month disrupts US Gulf production
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