BP shuts down small oil leak off Shetlands

BP shut down oil production at an oil field around 200km to the west of the Shetlands on Sunday. The British oil producer confirmed the leak was caused by a […]

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By Vicky Ellis

BP shut down oil production at an oil field around 200km to the west of the Shetlands on Sunday. The British oil producer confirmed the leak was caused by a hairline fracture to a fitting on a subsea pipeline on the Foinaven Field. BP said in a statement: “The Coastguard, Police, HSE and DECC were immediately notified. Production remains shut down. An investigation into the cause of the incident will be carried out by BP.”