A Ten Square Mile of Oil Sheen Has Appeared in the Gulf; Shell Investigating the Matter

 

“NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Royal Dutch Shell says a sheen of oil, 10 square miles in size, has been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell (RDSA) said late Wednesday that it reported the sheen to the National Response Center.

Shell said the sheen is one mile wide and ten miles long and is located in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, between its Mars and Ursa drilling platforms. The platforms are both located 130 miles southeast of New Orleans.

The oil company also said there is “no current indication that the sheen originates from wells in either the Mars or Ursa projects.”

The company said it activated the Louisiana Responder, an oil spill response vessel that has skimming and boom capabilities….”

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