7,500 songbirds killed by flare at Canadian gas plant

A moth-like attraction to flames may have been the undoing of a flock of songbirds after an estimated 7,500 of them were killed by a flare tower at a Canadian gas plant. Fraser Forsythe, an official from Canaport LNG confirmed the migrating birds were killed at its plant in Saint John between Friday night and […]

North Sea flare goes out

The flare on Total’s gas platform in the North Sea has gone out naturally, the French energy firm has confirmed. The Elgin Franklin platform was evacuated last week because of a gas leak in the field. The news should relieve safety fears, as some had worried gas from the leak could have been blown toward […]

Minister feels heat for confusion over Elgin gas flare

The Energy Minister is feeling the heat this week after inadvertently causing confusion over the flare at the North Sea oil platform which Total evacuated because of a gas leak on Sunday. The flare is effectively a flame which constantly burns on offshore gas rigs. When it emerged that the Elgin Franklin well platform’s flare […]