Environment

EXTREME EVENT: Nearly 90,000 Gallons Of Shell Crude Oil Pours Into Gulf of Mexico

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Written by JayWill7497

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For thirteen miles towards the horizon and two miles across, some 90,000 gallons of crude oil shimmered in the Gulf of Mexico after a spill Thursday evening. A clean-up effort is now underway. Its source was a Shell Offshore Inc. facility off the coast of Louisiana.

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The accident was contained and two companies were called upon to take care of the mess, Coast Guard officials told World Source Media News. No injuries or evacuations were reported.




Shell noticed the oily glaze over the gulf after flying a helicopter over, and reported it to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, an arm of the US Interior Department. The oil company also said it turned off its wells on the Brutus platform, located 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana.

“No release is acceptable, and safety remains our priority as we respond to this incident,” Shell said in a statement.

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