Shell shuts down oil platform after fire incident


Global oil multinational firm Shell, shut down its Enchilada platform in the Gulf of Mexico after a fire broke out with reports of two people injured.

A U.S Coast Guard spokesperson said the production had been stopped and 46 crew members had been evacuated to a neighboring platform.

The Coast Guard reported a light sheen north of the platform, which is located 112 nautical miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana.

Shell also shut down operations in its Salsa and Auger platforms and nearby fields. A 30-inch gas export pipeline was also shut.

The company’s spokesperson said the source of the fire had been identified and the incident was contained.

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