Total faces prosecution over Elgin leak

|By:, SA News Editor

Total (TOT) could face prosecution in the U.K. over a seven-week gas leak at the company's Elgin platform in the North Sea in 2012.

Total evacuated the platform and the neighboring Franklin and no-one was injured, but the incident prompted renewed fears about safety.

Prosecutors in Scotland have received a government report into the leak and now have to decide whether to open criminal proceedings against Total for breaching regulations.