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Shell Oil Spills Over 88,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in the Gulf of Mexico


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Shell Oil Spills Over 88,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS - On Thursday, subsea infrastructure connected to Shell Oil’s Brutus platform spilled over 88,200 gallons (2,100 barrels) of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. According to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), the spill created a two mile by 13 mile sheen off the Louisiana Coast.

The Brutus platform began operation in 2001, but by the following year, Shell had to reduce its production due to valve failures.

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