Hurricane Bill Fear Blows Over

23 August 2009 (Last Updated August 23rd, 2009 18:30)

Exxon Mobil evacuated all 200 workers from its Sable energy project, located 185 miles off Nova Scotia in Canada, following warnings of Hurricane Bill sweeping through the area. The workers were evacuated from the plant, which has been closed for maintenance, Exxon Mobil announced.

Exxon Mobil evacuated all 200 workers from its Sable energy project, located 185 miles off Nova Scotia in Canada, following warnings of Hurricane Bill sweeping through the area.

The workers were evacuated from the plant, which has been closed for maintenance, Exxon Mobil announced.

But Hurricane Bill is no longer a danger and forecasters say it has lost the characteristics of a tropical cyclone as it moves away from the Canadian coast into the Atlantic.

The project, jointly owned by Royal Dutch Shell, produces more than 400 million cubic feet of natural gas and 20,000 barrels of natural gas liquids daily.