Factbox: Gulf of Mexico oil operators prepare for Alex

NEW YORK (BestGrowthStock) – Oil and gas companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico have taken the following actions in preparation for tropical system Alex.

SHELL – Evacuated 430 personnel and cut some production at Auger and Brutus platforms.

BP – Evacuated undisclosed number of personnel not essential to operations, but said no cuts in output.

OTHERS WAIT AND WATCH – Chevron, Exxon Mobil and Anadarko reported no changes in Gulf operations.

(Reporting by Bruce Nichols)

Factbox: Gulf of Mexico oil operators prepare for Alex