Total identifies source of Elgin gas leak in UK North Sea

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Total said on Thursday that it had traced the source of the gas leak at the Elgin platform in the UK North Sea to a pocket in a rock formation located 4 km below the seabed but 1 km above the gas reservoir being tapped by the Elgin platform. The gas leaking above sea level is coming out of a pipeline Total sealed off from its main Elgin production reservoirs one year ago, the company said. The gas leak became evident last Sunday after a gas cloud was spotted around the production platform, located about 140 miles east of Aberdeen.

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