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Environment

Producers shut 49% of U.S. Gulf offshore crude oil output

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Hurricane Zeta shut 49% of offshore crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico by midday on Tuesday, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said.

The regulator said 914,811 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil production are shut. Also, 55% of natural gas output, or 1.5 billion cubic feet per day, is turned off, BSEE said.

Reporting by Erwin Seba

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