GOM oilers batten down for Tropical Storm Barry

OILERS across the Gulf of Mexico are shutting down and evacuating operations ahead of approaching Tropical Storm Barry, with BHP battening down the hatches at its projects in the Gulf’s Federal waters and juniors Byron Energy, Otto Energy and Metgasco, which share nearshore projects also closing up.

GOM oilers batten down for Tropical Storm Barry GOM oilers batten down for Tropical Storm Barry GOM oilers batten down for Tropical Storm Barry GOM oilers batten down for Tropical Storm Barry GOM oilers batten down for Tropical Storm Barry

15 production platforms evacuated

The weather system, which is expected to become a hurricane by Friday according to the US's National Hurricane Center, was still about 200 kilometres from the coast of Louisiana as of Thursday