Oil explorers, tugboat operators and other US Gulf Coast businesses returned to work on Saturday after working in the area. It had its second storm in six weeks.
Hundreds of residents in southwestern Louisiana and southeast Texas were without electricity nearly 24 hours after Hurricane Delta roared near the small coastal town of Creole, Louisiana, late Friday.
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Brisco Group Inc., which transports offshore crew from oil platforms and drilling vessels by helicopter, had already returned 50 or 60 workers to various Gulf installations by noon on Saturday. Separately, Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it was remodeling workers and drilling vessels throughout the region.
The largest oil refinery in the US had several major production units that knocked it off as Delta, according to people familiar with operations who asked not to be identified. During the height of the storm, French oil giant Total SE had a nearby refinery.
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