NEW ORLEANS – The Latest on a Shell oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local):
Shell says vessels have begun skimming operations to clean up oil that leaked from a flow line at one of its drilling sites about 90 miles off the Louisiana coast.
The company says about 88,200 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the line. The company says the skimmers will pick up what oil they can from the Gulf’s surface.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says its investigators are on Shell’s Brutus platform to determine what caused the leak.
Shell says crews are preparing to clean up an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after about 88,200 gallons of oil were released from a flow line about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana.
Shell says five boats were dispatched to clean up oil they can skim off the surface of the Gulf.
The company says a remotely operated vehicle found a flow line as the source of the leak. The flow line is connected to four wells and Shell’s Brutus platform. Shell says the leak has been contained and that wells were shut in. It says drilling at the site has been stopped.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said there have been no reports of injuries. The agency is investigating the cause of the leak.