Gallery: North Sea Platforms Evacuated as Underwater Gas Leak is Report...


A platform in the North Sea has been evacuated following the discovery of an underwater leak of flammable gas. French company Total, which operates the Elgin PUQ platform said in a statement that it is taking all possible measures to try to identify the source and cause of the leak and bring it under control. Dutch oil company Shell, who operates two rigs within four nautical miles of Elgin PUQ has removed “non essential” workers from their rigs, while the coastguard has established a two mile air and sea exclusion zone around the platform, which sits around 150 miles east of Aberdeen, Scotland.

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