Oil Workers Sue Shell Over ‘Enchilada’ Platform Fire in Gulf of Mexico

HOUSTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Three offshore oil workers filed a lawsuit against units of Royal Dutch Shell and Enbridge, seeking $1 million in damages for injuries they allegedly received during a Nov. 8 fire on a U.S. Gulf of Mexico production platform. The suit, filed in Galveston County court in Texas on Dec. 5, claims safety lapses on Shell's Enchilada platform caused … [Read more...]

Crude Goes on Wild Ride as Stockpile Surge Outweighs Platform Shutdowns

By Jessica Summers (Bloomberg) -- Crude went on a roller-coaster ride Wednesday as platform closures in the Gulf of Mexico led futures to spike, while the stubborn increase in U.S. supplies pushed prices down. Oil traded 0.7 percent lower in New York after rising as much as 1.3 percent. Royal Dutch Shell Plc shut its Enchilada-Salsa and Auger platforms, and Anadarko … [Read more...]

Shell’s Enchilada Platform Evacuated Due to Fire

A Shell platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had to be evacuated early Wednesday morning after a fire broke out on board. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 1:20 a.m. that Shell's Enchilada platform was on fire approximately 112 nautical miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. The 46 crew members reported aboard the platform were … [Read more...]