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Shell suspends some ops, reduces staff at eastern Gulf of Mexico assets

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Shell suspends some ops, reduces staff at eastern Gulf of Mexico assets

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(Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell <RDSa.L> on Friday said it has suspended some of its well operations and reduced staff at its eastern Gulf of Mexico assets as a precautionary measure ahead of Hurricane Irma. The company said there was currently no impact on production. Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, menaced Cuba and the Bahamas on Friday as it drove toward Florida after lashing the Caribbean with devastatingly high winds, killing 19 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake.

(Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala in Bengaluru; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
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