Wednesday, September 27

Failed equipment that shut GOM oil production to be replaced by end of day – official

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NEW YORK — Crews were expected to replace a failed piece of equipment by the end of Friday that led seven offshore US Gulf of Mexico oil production platforms to be shut in, a official said.

The flange connecting pipelines owned by producer Shell in Louisiana failed and caused about two barrels of oil to spill onto the ground, which have since been cleaned up, said Chett Chiasson, executive director of Greater Lafourche Port Commission. (Reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Mark Porter)