Elgin Gas Leak Presses London On Transparency

A looming natural gas disaster off the coast of Scotland prompted the British government to address transparency issues regarding oil and natural gas leaks in its territorial waters. Eight months ago, there were concerns expressed when U.S. supermajor Chevron was accused of withholding information about what turned out to be one of the worst oil spills in the region in decades. North Sea reserves are in decline, suggesting international energy companies are searching in less than secure areas. Yet it seems to have taken a flare burning a few hundred…

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