Shell Offshore to pay $2.2m fine for 2016 Green Canyon spill

Shell Offshore, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has agreed to pay a $2.2 million civil fine to settle charges it violated the Clean Water Act after a subsea pipeline crack at the Green Canyon field saw 1,900 barrels of oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico in May 2016.

According to The Times-Picayune, the fine will be paid after the expiration of a 30-day comment period and deposited in the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.

The fine is in addition to $3.9m Shell Offshore agreed to pay last year to US state and federal agencies.

Shell has also agreed to improve its leak-detection training program, and will develop training that incorporates the set of circumstances that led to the 2016 spill.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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