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Tens of Thousands of Gallons of Crude Oil Spill Into Gulf of Mexico

No injuries or evacuations were reported

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    Tens of Thousands of Gallons of Crude Oil Spill Into Gulf of Mexico
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    The Shell logo is pictured outside a Shell petrol station in central London on January 17, 2014. Tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil were leaked into the Gulf of Mexico on May 12, 2016.

    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. 

    No injuries or evacuations were reported, the safety bureau said.