logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Shell Spots Sheen In Gulf Of Mexico; Shares Fall

Shares of European oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDS-A, RDSA.L, RDSB.L, RDS-B) are falling over 5 percent in London after the company spotted a light sheen in the central portion of the Gulf of Mexico, between the Mars and Ursa production area. Shell has notified the National Response Center about the sheen.

The company said it currently has no indication that the sheen originates from wells in the Mars or Ursa projects.

Shell said that out of prudent caution it has activated the Louisiana Responder, a Marine Spill Response Corporation vessel.

The Louisiana Responder is an oil spill response vessel with skimming and boom capabilities. Shell has also requested flights to monitor the one by ten-mile sheen closely with additional aerial surveillance.

"At this time, the source of this sheen is unknown, and Shell's priority is to respond proactively, safely, and in close coordination with regulatory agencies. Updates will be provided as further action is taken," the company said..

RDSA.L is currently trading at 2,033 pence, down 108 pence or 5.04 percent, on a volume of 3.91 million shares.

RDS-A, which closed at $67.75, is falling close to 4 percent in pre-market trading.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
The Justice Department has initiated a probe to find out if airlines are colluding to limit seating capacity in order to benefit from higher airfares. Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud has pledged to give away his entire wealth amounting to $32 billion for charity. He said the fund will be utilized for cultural understanding, develop communities, empower women, enable youth, provide vital disaster relief and create a more tolerant and accepting world. Toyota accepted the resignation of its Chief Communications Officer Julie Hamp, following her arrest in Japan for allegedly mailing banned painkillers to her address in Japan from U.S.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT