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Shell ‘should have been more open about oil spill’

By Alison Campsie

14 Aug 2011

SHELL is under fire for its handling of an oil leak which has left a 20-mile long and three-mile wide slick in the North Sea.

Although the spill, from the Gannett Alpha platform, around 112 miles east of Aberdeen, has now been contained some 100 tonnes of oil have spilled into open waters.

It is the second leak linked to the platform in just over two years.

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