Several oil and gas companies with operations in the Gulf of Mexico are taking precautions ahead of Tropical Depression Nine, which may become a tropical storm Tuesday afternoon.
According to The Weather Channel, Tropical Storm Nine is expected to turn toward the Gulf Coast Wednesday, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement estimates that about 22 percent of the current oil production in the Gulf of Mexico was shut down due to the impending disturbance.
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