90,000 gallons of oil leaked in Shell subsea spill

Nearly 90,000 gallons of oil leaked from a Shell flow line into the Gulf of Mexico 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana yesterday.

The leak has been secured and cleanup crews are now on site.

The incident happened at the Glider subsea tieback system at Shell’s Brutus platform. Shell has shut the wells flowing into the line.

Aerial reports suggest the leak has left a sheen on the sea stretching for miles.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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