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Latest News Wires Coast Guard checks 10-mile oil sheen near Shell oil wells in Gulf

Shares in Royal Dutch Shell PLC fell in European trading early Thursday after it reported a 'light sheen' of oil about 1 mile long and 10 miles wide in the general area of two of its production platforms in the oil and gas prospects called Mars and Ursa.

By Associated Press / April 12, 2012

Osman Orsal/Reuters

The Coast Guard was checking reports Thursday of a 10-mile (16-kilometer) oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico near wells operated by Shell Oil.