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US oil sector reopens after Hurricane Nate

On Sunday, oil majors such as Chevron and Shell began to reopen refineries and rigs in and around the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of Hurricane Nate.

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The oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico began, late Sunday CET, to reopen rigs and refineries in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama after having shut down ahead of Hurricane Nate, report several media, including news agency Reuters.

At one point, 90 percent of production was shut down, far more than when Hurricane Harvey hit the region in late August and early September.

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