Shell Says North Sea Oil Platform Spills Up to 120 Barrels
The company said in a statement that its estimate today is less than an earlier preliminary estimate of as many as 1,000 barrels as it is based on oil volume detected on the surface of the water, “natural dispersion and a better understanding of the spill composition.”
The leak was initially detected when a light sheen on the water was discovered Aug. 10. An inspection by a remote-operated vehicle last night “shows the leak rate has reduced further,” Shell said.
“We continue to expect the oil sheen will be naturally dispersed through wave action and will not reach shore,” Shell said. “A stand-by vessel remains on station with oil spill response equipment and dispersant if required.”
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