Storm Nate could become a hurricane today

Tropical storm "Nate" on expectations of specialists will be hurricane today, forcing energy companies to evacuate platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. As for the storm, "Katya" and "Maria", then they are likely to weaken in the Atlantic.

The maximum speed of winds associated with "Nate" — 113 km / h, 120 km / h "Nate" could become a hurricane. Hurricane threatens oil equipment anchorages in the Gulf and its ultimate trajectory of the not yet clear. Experts say that the large variation in estimates of direction, but in general the hurricane will move west, reports Bloomberg.

It is assumed that it will be northwesterly course to the border of Mexico and Texas, he is in the central part of the Gulf of Mexico. It is worth noting that it produces 27% of the oil consumed by the United States and 6.5% of gas.

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