16 thoughts on “Total oil threatens Congo national park

  1. North Sea gas leak sealed

    Scotland: A gas leak on a North Sea oil platform has been sealed, its operators said today.

    Work to “kill” the leak started on Tuesday on Total’s Elgin platform, around 150 miles from Aberdeen, with heavy mud being pumped into the well.

    Total said the operation lasted 12 hours.

    The leak was detected in March leading to the evacuation of all 238 staff from the platform.



  2. Pingback: WWF conservation within capitalism with a human face? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: US, French soldiers invade Central African Republic | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Kenya, austerity and Somalia war | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Good African gorilla news | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Good Russian gray whale news | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Britain and world wide wars | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: British oil corporation threatens Congo national park | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Pro-Big Oil thugs threaten environmentalists’ lives in Congo | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Big Oil threatens gorillas in Congo | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Wednesday 23rd December 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    A FINE handed out to top oil firm Total for a major gas leak is “nothing more than a slap on the wrist,” offshore union RMT said yesterday.

    In March 2012 the Elgin platform, which lies 150 miles east of Aberdeen, was evacuated when gas began to leak.

    The leak was only stopped after 51 days.

    Total, which admitted offshore installation regulation failings, was fined £1.125 million yesterday.

    But RMT general secretary Mick Cash said the fine was “wholly inadequate” in preventing such an event from happening again, and the sum could be written off as “petty cash.”

    “RMT is also angry that the findings that led to this judgement are not being shared with us and discussed openly so that real lessons can be learnt to prevent a repetition.”



  12. Pingback: Over 140 new plant species discovered by Kew Gardens scientists in 2015 | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: ‘Total oil, G4S mercenaries killl Yemeni workers’ | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: Neocolonial war in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  15. Pingback: Total oil, polluters, Saudi regime accomplices | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  16. Pingback: French high school students demonstrate against Macron | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.