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Chevron evacuating U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platforms as storm approaches

HOUSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Chevron Corp. on Saturday said it had started evacuating two offshore oil platforms and was preparing to halt output as a potential hurricane began to march up the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

The company has begun evacuating all staff from its Blind Faith and Petronius platforms and initiated shut-in procedures, a spokeswoman said in a statement. Production at its other offshore platforms was unaffected, she said. (Reporting by Gary McWilliams; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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