Storm Barry shuts 72 pct of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production

More than 70 percent of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production remained shut on Sunday after the oil operators had shut facilities and evacuated offshore workers ahead of the Hurricane Barry.

Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday and has since weakened into a tropical storm. According to a CBS report on Saturday, Barry left 70,000 people without power: 67,000 in Louisiana and 3,000 in Mississippi.

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