1,300 barrels of oil spilled into the waters of the North Sea

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LONDON, August 15. / Correspondent. ITAR-TASS Maxim Ryzhkov /. 216 tons or 1,300 barrels of oil spilled into the waters of the North Sea over the last six days as a result of the pipeline rupture on the Scottish Gannet field.

This was announced today that the Anglo-Dutch oil company "Royal Dutch Shell".

"Work is continuing to block the leakage of oil remaining in the pipeline. According to our calculations, at this point, the volume of the leak is not more than 5 barrels per day, "- the statement of the corporation.

The incident took place last Wednesday, but its negative effects were minimized after that day "Royal Dptch Shell" to block oil flow in the pipe from the well from which it was extracted in a low, thus, the pressure in the pipeline.

Source: ITAR-TASS

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