Crews to Clean Up Almost 90,000 Gallons of Oil in Gulf of Mexico: Shell | NBC New York

Crews to Clean Up Almost 90,000 Gallons of Oil in Gulf of Mexico: Shell

The cause of the leak is under investigation

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    The Shell logo is pictured outside a Shell petrol station in central London on January 17, 2014. Tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil were leaked into the Gulf of Mexico on May 12, 2016.

    Shell says crews are preparing to clean up an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after about 88,200 gallons of oil were released from a flow line about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

    Shell says five boats were dispatched to clean up oil they can skim off the surface of the Gulf. 

    The company says a remotely operated vehicle found a flow line as the source of the leak. The flow line is connected to four wells and Shell's Brutus platform. Shell says the leak has been contained and that wells were shut in. It says drilling at the site has been stopped. 

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said there have been no reports of injuries. The agency is investigating the cause of the leak.