Destin declares force majeure on offshore Gulf of Mexico gas


NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Destin Pipeline Co LLC onThursday declared force majeure because it was unable to providenatural gas services from its offshore Gulf of Mexico receiptpoints due to Tropical Storm Karen.

Destin said in a website posting that its onshore receiptand delivery points would remain in operation.

On Wednesday the company said that pipelines in the centraland eastern Gulf operated by BP Plc were in phase 2 oftheir severe weather contingency plan, with all nonessentialpersonnel being evacuated ahead of the storm.

The 225-mile Destin gas pipeline system is majority-owned byBP's Amoco Destin Pipeline Co, with Enbridge Inc's Enbridge Offshore owning a 33 percent stake.

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