BHP Billiton evacuates Shenzi, Neptune platforms ahead of Nate

HOUSTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton has completed the evacuation of its Shenzi and Neptune deepwater oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Tropical Storm Nate, the firm said on Friday.

"Personnel will remain onshore until the storm has passed," it said in a statement. (Reporting by Marianna Parraga; Editing by James Dalgleish)