Shell, Coast Guard continue oil spill clean up in gulf

Coast Guard responds to oil spill off Louisiana coast

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Crews are making progress removing the oil discharged by a shell oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico.

As of Sunday, May 15, teams deployed by the Coast Guard ans Shell have recovered more than 51,000 gallons of oily-water mixture according to the Coast Guard.

The spill occurred on Thursday, May 12, when a segment of flow line at the Glider Field, located about 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, discharged 88,200 gallons of crude oil into the water. Shell has since stopped production at Glider Field, according to the Coast Guard, until the cause of the leak has been fixed.

More than 130 people were mobilized to respond and contain this spill. According to the Coast Guard, the spill is not expected to reach the shoreline and there have been no reported impacts to wildlife.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement remain involved and is leading an investigation into the cause of the spill.

To report any information on this spill to Shell, go here.

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