Almost 90,000 gallons of crude oil gushed from a Shell oil facility into the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast on Thursday, NBC News reports.
The spill left a 13- by 2-mile sheen of oil on the waves, according to federal authorities.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, which is part of the U.S. Interior Department, said Shell Offshore Inc. reported that production from all wells that flow to its Brutus platform, about 90 miles south of Timbalier Island, Louisiana, had been shut off.
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No injuries or evacuations were reported, the safety bureau said.