North Sea gas leak halted

A gas leak on a North Sea oil platform has been stopped, according to the operators. Work to "kill" the leak started yesterday on Total's Elgin platform, around 150 miles from Aberdeen, with heavy mud being pumped into the well.

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Rig operator: 'Gas leak has stopped'

The operator of a gas leak on an oil platform in the North Sea says it has completely stopped.

Work to "kill" the leak started last week on Total's Elgin platform, around 150 miles from Aberdeen. The leak was stopped after heavy mud was pumped into it.

238 staff were evacuated from the platform when the leak was detected almost two months ago Credit: Reuters

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