Workers Return Offshore after Tropical Storm Barry

Offshore workers returned to work in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday after evacuating due to Tropical Storm Barry. The storm turned inland over the Florida Panhandle instead of moving to the central Gulf of Mexico. Chevron Corp. and Shell Oil Co. reported that they were continuing to redeploy workers in the Gulf after evacuating a combined total of some 2,700 personnel since last Thursday when the storm formed off the Florida peninsula. Lost output is expected to be quickly restored. Shell Oil shut in gross daily production of more than 300,000 barrels of crude oil and 1.2 billion cubic feet of gas and Chevron shut in gross daily production of 118,000 barrels of oil and 452 million cubic feet of gas.