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Total investigate gas terminal leak

27 July 2011

Oil and gas company Total is investigating after a leak at one of its terminal in Aberdeenshire. Total confirmed that a liquid, which turns into gas when it comes into contact with the air, leaked from a pipe at the St Fergus plant near Peterhead.

A spokesman for the firm said the leak was brought under control "immediately" and the affected section of pipe shut down and depressurised.

Only a small amount of liquid is thought to have leaked out.

Total said no-one was injured but staff were sent home for the day while investigations were carried out into the leak.

Gas produced in the North Sea is processed at the plant on its way to the National Grid.

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