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Shell Enchilada oil platform in Gulf of Mexico shut after fire- USCG
November 8, 2017 / 6:45 PM / 13 days ago

Shell Enchilada oil platform in Gulf of Mexico shut after fire- USCG

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Enchilada oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut and all associated production has been stopped after a fire on Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said.

The Coast Guard said the fire has been reduced to a small flame from a pipe on the platform, located about 112 nautical miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana.

Two people were injured and the crew of 46 were evacuated to a nearby platform, the Coast Guard said, adding that there was a report of a light sheen north of the Shell platform. (Reporting by Swati Verma and Nithin Prasad in Bengaluru Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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