The Government will increase its reporting of oil spill data following the Total gas leak in the North Sea. Energy Minister Charles Hendry said today that improving transparency was important.
Speaking at a joint press conference held today in Aberdeen with the Managing Director of TOTAL, Charles Hendry praised the oil firm for their quick and safe emergency response at the Elgin platform.
Charles Hendry said: “It’s important that this incident is dealt with in an open and transparent way. From the Government’s perspective the Elgin field’s oil pollution emergency plan has been put on the DECC website to give people the opportunity to analyse that information in detail.
Currently spill data is published annually in the Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea’s report. As of today that information will be published monthly on the DECC website.