16 Aug 2011

Second North Sea oil link found

10:15 pm on 16 August 2011

A second leak has been found in the flow line beneath the Gannet Alpha oil platform off Aberdeen.

Shell has been dealing with the release of an estimated 216 tonnes - or 1300 barrels - from a leak near the platform discovered last week.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change says it is a "substantial" spill, but should disperse naturally.

The oil company says it is working to locate the second leak.