NEW ORLEANS - Shell says crews are working to clean up an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after about
The BSEE reported it was a two-mile by 13-mile sheen approximately 97 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The U.S. Coast Guard estimates about 88,200 gallons of oil leaked.
Royal Dutch Shell said it has sent boats to clean up and contain an oil spill that leaked an estimated 2,100 barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday.
An oil sheen longer than two miles is spotted around 90 miles off the Louisiana coast as four wells are shut down.
About 88,200 gallons of oil have leaked from a Shell flow line into the Gulf of Mexico about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana, the U.S. Coast Guard said.