Coast Guard: vessels pick up oil from Shell spill
NEW ORLEANS - Vessels are continuing to skim oil off the Gulf of Mexico after about 88,200 gallons of oil were released from a Shell flow line about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana.
Shell said in a news release on Saturday that oil is not expected to reach the shoreline. The company says the sheen is moving in a western direction. The company also says the spill has not caused fishing grounds to be closed.
The U.S. Coast Guard says the spill has not injured wildlife.
The Coast Guard says five skimmers have recovered about 23,800 gallons of oily water.
Shell says the oil leaked Thursday from a flow line at its operations in the Glider Field of the Green Canyon.
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