NEW ORLEANS, La. (CBSMiami/AP) — Vessels continued to skim oil off the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday after about 88,200 gallons of oil were released from a Shell flow line about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana.READ MORE: Jury Reaches Verdict Of Manslaughter In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial, Then Goes Back To Deliberating Room
Shell said in a news release that oil is not expected to reach the shoreline. The company said the sheen is moving in a western direction. The company also said the spill has not caused fishing grounds to be closed.
The U.S. Coast Guard said the spill has not injured wildlife. The agency said five skimmers had recovered about 23,800 gallons of oily water.
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Progress continues in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill recovery. Production from nearby Brutus field has resumed. https://t.co/rPvuxzqSWU
— Shell Oil Company (@Shell_US) May 15, 2016
The oil leaked Thursday from a flow line at Shell’s operations in the Glider Field of the Green Canyon. The company said plans on how to remove the flow line are being developed.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the agency that oversees offshore drilling, is investigating what caused the leak.
Shell said BSEE has approved the company’s plans to resume production at its Brutus platform using direct vertical access wells.MORE NEWS: South Florida's Lane & Cameron Bess Set To Become First Father-Son Duo To Travel To Space Aboard Blue Orbit Spacecraft
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