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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.

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Total finds source of North Sea gas leak

Total has said it has found the source of the gas leak from its North Sea platform.

In a statement it said:

The leak is from a well that was plugged one year ago and from a rock formation in about 4,000 metres depth.

The gas is coming from the Elgin platform above sea level but engineers say they need to know where the leak is coming from before they repair it.

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