Tuesday, December 20, 2011

13000 gallons spilled by Shell near Deepwater Horizon site - 20th Dec 2011

A federal report indicates that Shell International spilled 13,000 gallons of oil and drilling fluids into the Gulf on Sunday while drilling an exploratory well near the site of last year's Deepwater Horizon accident.

According to the Press-Register, the area where the well was being drilled is about 20 miles from the site of the BP oil spill.

The well was being drilled by the Deepwater Nautilus, which is owned and operated by the same company that owned the Deepwater Horizon rig. Source