Shell Sludge Tuesday


Shell has said it has begun work to repair a fault in a flowline that has resulted in around 2,000 barrels worth of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.

More than 88,000 gallons of oily-water mixture has been released from the Glider Field, a group of four underwater oil wells located around 97 miles south of Port Fourchon in Louisiana. The company said it suspects a line connecting these wells to a Shell platform leaked oil on Thursday, creating a 13 mile-wide slick on the surface of the water.

Shell said the oil is not expected to reach the shoreline and that no fisheries have been closed. The company said vessels and aircraft have been deployed to mop up the spill.

“The trajectory is in a westerly direction with no shoreline impacts anticipated at this time,” Shell said in a statement.

“Skimming continued today using infrared technology with support from aerial resources. Joint efforts have recovered approximately 1,826 barrels, over 76,600 gallons, of oily-water mixture. On-water recovery efforts are ongoing. Shell has mobilized equipment to begin repairs.”



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11 Responses to Shell Sludge Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Anyone ask the aquatic residents if they minded Shell puking crude into their habitat?


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Sunny here.


  3. º¿carol says:

    Another beautiful day, mostly sunny until now. Kitchen window open. I didn’t need a coat to drive to Mason Meijer’s for groceries.

    Preparing for my old friend’s visit, so damn much to do. I put the leaf in the kitchen table to give us more room for whatever we do. I’ll cook a couple things tomorrow, bake a pie and Pete is coming over in the morning and wants to get to the pruning we started last year. I’ll fit it all in somehow.

    The cool weather has kept the grass form growing too fast, I appreciate that, except by the time Thursday gets here it won’t look quite as neat. If nothing is wet Thursday, maybe I could do the mowing. Need a couple hours, or more, for that.


  4. º¿carol says:

    Did I mention I bought a Baltimore Oriole feeder? A little cup to put grape jelly in. Well, orioles have crawled out of the woodwork and between them and the house finches, I fill that little cup several times a day. It’s fun, bird watching. I love all the birds I have attracted to the ranch.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Smallest ant I have ever seen. Just over 2 mm long.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    @ the Nuevo Vallarta for enchilada de cangrejo y Negra Modelo.


  7. Den says:

    But wait…


  8. Den says:

    LLamas no like the sheep!


  9. David B. Benson says:

    Up to TVD and back in 48 minutes again. A rabbit and magpie in each direction. The wild roses are past prime.

    Day 3: 51+48=99 minutes.


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