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Energy

Shell preparing to evacuate non-essential workers from offshore U.S. Gulf

FILE PHOTO: A sign is seen at a Shell facility near the Houston Ship Channel in Galena Park, Texas, U.S., May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc RDSa.L is preparing on Monday to begin evacuating non-essential workers from platforms in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico ahead of Tropical Storm Zeta, a company spokeswoman said.

“We will start reducing non-essential personnel,” spokeswoman Cynthia Bobski said.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; editing by Jason Neely

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