As of Monday afternoon, Tropical Storm Bill was located approximately 20 miles south southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana and had sustained winds of 60 mph, just short of a hurricane's sustained winds of 74 miles per hour.
Apache and Devon Energy evacuated personnel from some facilities because of the storm. Oil and gas companies often evacuate those who aren't needed to keep production flowing from the rigs even when the weather isn't bad enough to completely shut-in their wells. Shell and BP have both said that they have experienced minimal impact from the tropical storm.
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