Shell says four Gulf of Mexico platforms shut in because of Enchilada fire

British-Dutch oil multinational Shell announced on Tuesday that four of its platforms are shut in because of last week’s fire on its Enchilada platform in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Reuters.

Apart from the Enchilada itself, production is also shut in until further notice at Shell’s Salsa and Auger platforms as well as at the Hess-operated Conger field where Shell has a 37.5% stake.

Fire broke out on the Enchilada platform112 miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, on the morning of Wednesday November 8, leaving two people hurt and causing the evacuation of all personnel.

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