Operators: 'No immediate concern' of explosion

Elgin Well Head platform
Total have released a statement saying the situation is "currently stable." Credit: Total E&P UK

The Elgin Well Head offshore gas platform is still leaking gas tonight. Operators insist that there is "no immediate concern" of a flare igniting or an explosion taking place.

All 238 workers have been removed from the site.

In a statement, Total said the situation is "currently stable. "


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.