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Shell and Chevron shut Gulf of Mexico oil platforms after leak halts pipelines

Shell and Chevron shut Gulf of Mexico oil platforms after leak halts pipelines



EU countries agree to reduce gas consumption to prep for winterReplayMore Videos ... (15 Videos)EU countries agree to reduce gas consumption to prep for winterIEA director says Europe needs to lower gas consumption to prepare for winterNord Stream 1 makes Europe more reliant on Russian gas. Here's whyThis country is preparing for Russia to cut off its gas supply soonHungarian foreign minister on why the country is still buying Russian energyThree reasons gas prices are expected to stay high'Not acceptable': Biden calls out oil refinery profit margin in letterFact-checking Biden's claim that Putin shares blame for inflationHear why this gas station owner is selling gas at a lossThis is what determines the price of gasOECD secretary-general explains global cost of the Russian oil embargoHow gas prices and inflation could impact midterm electionsHow to save money on gas by being more fuel efficientOil industry consultant: 'Can't drill our way out of' Russian oil banEU reaches deal on Russian oil ban. What will replace it?New York (CNN)Shell and Chevron both said on Thursday that the companies halted oil production at several platforms in the Gulf of Mexico following a leak that knocked a pair of pipelines offline.

Shell shuttered three deepwater platforms. In a statement provided to CNN, Shell said it is "coordinating with local authorities and mobilizing personnel and equipment to assess the situation."Biden caught between climate goals and high gas prices as administration releases new drilling planThe company confirmed that its Mars and Amberjack Pipelines have been shut because of a leak at the Fourchon booster station. That outage prompted Shell to shut its Mars, Ursa and Olympus platforms.Those three platforms produced an average of 202,000 barrels per day in 2021, according to Shell. The United States produces nearly 12 million barrels of oil per day.Shell said it is looking at "alternative flow paths." The company's "top priorities remain the protection of people, the community, the environment, and our assets," the Shell said in its statement.Read MoreChevron also confirmed to CNN the closure of three of its platforms: the Jack/St. Malo, Tahiti, and Big Foot facilities. Those three platforms are connected to the Amberjack Pipeline, the company said.


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