12 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.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/119074

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  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.”

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-83e2-Total-fine-a-mere-slap-on-the-wrist#.Vnqi8VJtdSE

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