(AFP) – May 16, 2012
PARIS — French energy giant Total said Wednesday it had plugged a gas leak under a North Sea platform that cost the firm hundreds of millions of dollars and threatened to trigger a major explosion.
The Elgin platform, 240 kilometres (150 miles) off Aberdeen on the east coast of Scotland, was evacuated in March after gas began leaking from the seabed and formed a huge inflammable cloud around the well head.
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