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Shell To Hand Over $3.9M Over 2016 Gulf Oil Spill

Law360 (July 5, 2018, 5:27 PM EDT) -- Shell Offshore Inc. agreed to pay nearly $3.9 million in connection with a May 2016 spill of more than 80,000 gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico that occurred about 100 miles from the Louisiana coast, according to a consent decree filed Thursday in federal court.

The bulk of the total payment, about $3.6 million, will go to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Fund to pay for “natural resource restoration projects,” the consent decree said.

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Case Information

Case Title

v. Shell Offshore Inc.

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

893(Environmental Matters)

Date Filed

July 5, 2018

Government Agencies

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