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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:38 AM

Cormorant Alpha leak shuts down up to 27 UK oil fields

Source: BBC News

A pipeline system servicing up to 27 oil fields has been shut down after a leak on the Cormorant Alpha platform, north-east of Shetland.

The fields affected, and another eight associated platforms, produce up to 6% of the UK's oil and gas output.

Hydrocarbons were detected inside a leg of the Cormorant Alpha platform.

Its operator, Taqa Bratani, has removed non-essential workers as a precaution and said the leak had been contained.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-21038303

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dipsydoodle Jan 2013 OP
Berlum Jan 2013 #1
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:24 AM

1. Meanwhile, back home, the Keystone Pipeline is being shoved down

into the Heartland of North America -- after the Canadian Tar Sands are destroyed. All this guaranteed to boost the intensity of Global Climate Change.

Stop the pipeline insanity.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:30 AM

2. Issues in the North Sea differ

This is what can happen when the line is not shut down :

Piper Alpha http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_Alpha

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