A strengthening Hurricane Delta dealt the greatest blow to U.S. offshore Gulf of Mexico production in 15 years, halting most of the region’s oil and nearly two-thirds of its natural gas output.

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An already large and powerful storm, Delta could intensify further on Friday as it churns through the Gulf’s prime oil-producing area. Its winds reached 120 miles per hour (195 kmh), according to the National Hurricane Center.

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