Stopping North Sea gas leak 'may take six month"

PARIS. March 28. KAZINFORM The oil giant Total says it may take six months to stop a gas leak on the abandoned Elgin rig in the North Sea off Scotland.

Engineers are looking at two options: drilling a relief well or a faster but riskier method.

A cloud of gas surrounds the platform which lies 240 kilometres east of Aberdeen and accounts for more than five per cent of Britain's total oil production, the Euronews reports.


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