TOTAL EXPECTS PROSECUTION
THE GUARDIAN. French energy group Total said on Sunday it expects to be prosecuted over a large gas leak at a North Sea oil rig in 2012.
A report into the incident at the Elgin platform, which lasted seven weeks and led to a one-year shutdown, was passed to the prosecution authorities in Scotland by the Health and Safety Executive after a two-year investigation, the Guardian reported on Friday.
The HSE refused to comment on the report's contents. A Total spokesman said on Sunday night: "The report recommends proceedings are taken against the company for breaches of the Health & Safety at Work Act and the Offshore Installations and Wells Regulations."
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