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Hurricane Nate shuts in 92 pct of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output

HOUSTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) Hurricane Nate had shut in 92 percent of oil output and 77 percent of natural gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as of Saturday afternoon, according to the latest U.S. government estimate.
The storm, which is expected to make landfall late Saturday on the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, has halted offshore production amounting to 1.61 million barrels per day of oil and 2.48 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said on Saturday.
Nate was 105 miles (170 km) south of the mouth of the Mississippi River on Saturday afternoon and moving at a rapid 25 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. Its track through the central Gulf of Mexico has hurt energy production far more than Hurricane Harvey did about five weeks ago.
Harvey's track along the Texas coast and the heavy rains it brought shut refineries that provide nearly 25 percent of the U.S. capacity. At least one of those refineries has yet to return to full production.
The Gulf of Mexico is home to about 17 percent of daily U.S. crude output and 5 percent of natural gas output, according to the U.S. government estimates. Oil company workers have been evacuated from 301 platforms and 13 rigs as of Saturday, the BSEE said.
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French Foreign Affairs Minister calls on PM

French Foreign Affairs Minister calls on PM

New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday the significance of India-France Strategic Partnership is not limited to the bilateral context, but 'acts as a force for peace and stability in the regional and global context as well.

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Defence Minister rubbishes Rahul’s allegations on Rafale deal

Defence Minister rubbishes Rahul’s allegations on Rafale deal

New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday rubbished Congress party’s allegations of bypassing the procedures in procuring 36 Rafale aircrafts from France, saying that the deal for the planes was done in a transparent manner and had to be struck quickly keeping in mind the defence preparedness of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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Diplomats urge govt to address Delhi air pollution problem

Diplomats urge govt to address Delhi air pollution problem

New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) The killing Delhi air pollution has evoked serious concerns among the diplomatic community which was conveyed to the External Affairs Ministry by Dean of Diplomatic Corps Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos on Friday.

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Gulmarg, upper reaches receive fresh snowfall, rain in plains

Gulmarg, upper reaches receive fresh snowfall, rain in plains

Srinagar, Nov 17 (UNI) World famous ski resort of Gulmarg and other higher reaches received fresh snowfall in the Kashmir valley, where plains, including summer capital, Srinagar, experienced rain resulting in further chill on Friday.

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Jitendra Singh pitches for police modernisation

Jitendra Singh pitches for police modernisation

New Delhi, Nov17 (UNI) Union Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh called for new and evolved technology should be utilised to tackle the insurgency and terrorism effectively on Friday.

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Bill Gates visits Vizag amid tight security

Bill Gates visits Vizag amid tight security

Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (UNI) Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Friday visited the agriculture hackathon of Agri-Tech summit expo in the Visakhapatnam Smart City.

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IAF Chief inaugurates SWAC annual Commanders’ Conference

IAF Chief inaugurates SWAC annual Commanders’ Conference

New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) In an effort to further exchange of views on operations, maintenance and administrative matters among the top brass, Air Force Chief ACM BS Dhanoa on Friday inaugurated the Annual Commanders’ Conference of South Western Air Command (SWAC) in Gandhinagar.

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