Tropical Storm Keith Forces Key Oil Ports To Close

Thursday, October 05, 2000
Two of Mexico's key oil export ports were shut down on Wednesday as tropical depression Keith whipped up winds and waves in the Gulf of Mexico, though the effects on oil production were not immediately known, authorities said.

The port of Dos Bocas in southeastern Tabasco state was closed as winds blew from 21 and 27 miles per hour and seas swelled at between eight and 10 ft., said the transport ministry in a statement.

Cayo Arcas in neighboring Campeche state was also closed, though the transport ministry did not provide details on port conditions.

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