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The Latest: Offshore oil platforms evacuated due to Nate


October 6, 2017

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nate (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

Dozens of offshore oil and gas platforms and drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated as Tropical Storm Nate churns through warm waters on a high-speed path toward the Gulf Coast.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a news release that workers had been evacuated from 66 production platforms as of late Friday morning. That's nearly 9 percent of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf.

The bureau also said five rigs currently operating in the Gulf also had been evacuated, whi...

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