Factbox: Gulf of Mexico companies prepare for Bonnie

MIAMI (BestGrowthStock) Tropical Storm Bonnie struck Florida on Friday morning and was headed for the Gulf of Mexico where it is forecast to cross U.S.-regulated oil and natural gas production areas by the weekend.

Oil and natural gas producers began shutting in production as they continued to evacuate workers from the Gulf. Below is information for specific companies.

* Anadarko – Anticipates some production will be shut as it evacuates all workers from Gulf facilities, beginning with sites in the eastern Gulf and continuing west.

* Apache – shut in 2,350 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil production and 6.7 million cubic feet per day (cfd) of natural gas output

* BP – Began evacuating workers from all eight of its company-operated facilities in the Gulf.

* Chevron Corp – Beginning to shut in production as it evacuated workers.

* ConocoPhillips – Evacuating nonessentials from Magnolia platform, no production shut.

* Enbridge – Evacuating 20-30 nonessential workers from facilities attached to its natural gas pipelines, declared force majeure on the 600 million cfd pipeline system from Saturday.

* Enterprise shut in three platforms providing 4,000 bpd oil and 100 million cfd gas.

* Exxon Mobil Corp – Evacuating nonessentials, no production shut.

* Marathon – Evacuated 15 workers from the Ewing Bank platform.

* Murphy – Shutting all 20,000 bpd oil and 60 million cfd gas output. Platforms shut include Habanero, Medusa and Thunderhawk.

* Shell – Evacuated nonessential workers from the eastern Gulf of Mexico facilities.

NOTE: The U.S. Interior Department reported on Friday that 452,302 bpd of Gulf crude output was shut in due to Bonnie, and 667 mln cfd of natural gas output was shut.

The U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf provide about 30 percent of national crude oil production and 11 percent of U.S. natural gas supply.

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(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Alden Bentley)

Factbox: Gulf of Mexico companies prepare for Bonnie