'Slightest spark could trigger massive explosion'

Jake Malloy, Regional Organiser of the OILC Union, has said that the slightest spark could trigger a massive explosion at the Elgin PUQ rig in the North Sea. He said that engineers were dealing with an unprecedented situation since gas is leaking from outside the casing walls.


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.