Oil rig owners now required to report time needed for hurricane evacuation

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Published: Jul. 11, 2022 at 5:42 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Oil rigs are now required to send progress reports of how shutdowns are going as tropical storms approach the Gulf of Mexico.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, a unit of the Interior Department, rolled out the new requirement for owners to report the time needed to evacuate ahead of a storm, www.nola.com is reporting.

Nola.com says the new rules follow near misses during recent hurricane seasons.

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