Shell: Skimmers in Gulf to clean up 88,200 gallon spill
NEW ORLEANS - 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.