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The number of offshore oil and gas leaks that could potentially lead to a major incident has fallen, according to recently released safety statistics. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that there were 73 major or significant hydrocarbon releases associated with offshore installations in 2010/11, compared with 85 the previous year. Interestingly, there were 61 recorded in 2008/09; the lowest since HSE began regulating the industry....