Gas Still Leaking From North Sea Rig After 3 Days

On the 25th of March, during the abandonment of a well, there was a blow out at Total SA’s Eligin platform 150 miles off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. On Monday over 230 workers were successfully evacuated from the well due to risk of explosions, following the discovery of an oil condensate which started to leak into the North Sea and gas clouds which were being released into the atmosphere. A spokesman for Total stated that, “it's the biggest problem we've had for ten years in the North Sea. It's not going to be solved straightforwardly;…

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