Elgin platform

Oil & Gas

Total to appear in court over Elgin platform leak

Oil firm Total will appear in court next week charged in connection with a major gas leak on one of its North Sea installations. In March 2012, all 238 workers on board the Elgin platform had to be evacuated as gas started spewing out of the G4 well at the rate of two tonnes an hour. At one point, about seven million cubic feet of gas was leaking from the platform every day.