Response Continues to Offshore Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico; Skimming Operations Concluded

The U.S. Coast Guard and Shell are continuing their response to the release of some 88,200 gallons of crude oil from a subsea flow line into the Gulf of Mexico approximately 90 miles off the Louisiana coast. Recovery methods have focussed on skimming and have involved five on-water recovery vessels, which together have recovered more than 51,000 gallons of oily-water … [Read more...]

Shell Pipeline Leaks 88,000 Gallons of Oil in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a crude oil spill reportedly discharged from a Shell subsea well-head flow line, approximately 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, Thursday. The Coast Guard says an estimated 88,200 gallons was reportedly released from the pipeline and that the source of the discharge has been reported as secured. Marine Spill Response … [Read more...]