30 Mar '12, 9pm

Government to start quicker publication of #oil spill #data #Elgin

Energy Minister Charles Hendry has announced that oil spill data will be made public by the Government more quickly after stressing the importance of dealing with the Elgin gas leak in an open and transparent way. Speaking at a joint press conference held today in Aberdeen with Philippe Guys Managing Director, Total E&P UK of TOTAL, Charles Hendry praised the oil firm for their swift and well executed emergency response that meant all 238 crew could be evacuated safely from the Elgin platform in just three and a half hours. He added the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was responding to the need for transparency by regularly publishing all spill data received by DECC in the Petroleum Operations Notice 1(PON1) from operators. Currently PON1 data is published annually in the Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea’s report. From Monday, that information wil...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_038/pn12_...

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