Shell evacuating 300 employees in advance of TS Alex

June 26, 2010 8:22:29 PM PDT
Shell is taking precautions with Tropical Storm Alex headed into the Gulf. The company says it will be evacuating 300 off-shore workers from their rigs. The evacuations are for non-essential personnel.

Shell says the evacuations should have minimal impact on production.

The company will continue to monitor the situation closely and respond to further developments.