Situation at oil rig sounds 'very volatile'

Jake Molloy, Regional Organiser of the OILC union, told STV on Monday that if reports of gas bubbling up through the water under the platform are true then the situation is likely to be "very volatile".

He said there may be a risk of explosions and of the poisonous gas hydrogen sulphide, although added that the evacuation had been quick and efficient.

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North Sea gas leak

Shell has removed oil workers from two offshore rigs in the North Sea after a serious gas leak at a nearby Elgin platform, operated by Total. Engineers are still trying to find the source of the leak.