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Shell wants rules eased to leave platform bases on North Sea bed

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Kiran Stacey, Energy Correspondent: 13 December 2015

Three concrete structures each weighing as much as the Empire State Building are likely to be abandoned on the bed of the North Sea under plans by Shell to decommission the Brent platforms.

The oil company is set to ask regulators for an opt-out from international rules requiring the complete removal of platforms that have been shut down, people close to the process have told the Financial Times.


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