North Sea gas leak threatens environmental disaster

29 03 2012

From WSWS.org

By Robert Stevens

The gas leak at the Total oil conglomerate Elgin platform in the North Sea threatens an environmental disaster.

The platform is around 150 miles off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. The leak was first detected at 12.15 p.m. on Sunday, after which Total evacuated all 238 workers. Although not classified as a deepwater well, the Elgin drilling rig is still very deep with gas being extracted at a depth of 6,000 meters, nearly four miles into the sea bed.

A flare is still alight on the main platform. . .  (more)  

     http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/nort-m29.shtml

Mar. 30 – They fear that flare may blow it all up!   Natural Gas Leak Continues in North Sea


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