Statoil Stops Leak at Mongstad Facility

The leak which occurred at Mongstad Tuesday has been stopped, and the situation is being normalized. No one was injured during the incident.

All 317 personnel who were not involved in the handling of the incident were evacuated when hydrocarbon vapours were detected escaping from a flange in the crude oil plant at Mongstad.

Statoil's emergency response organization was established, the authorities were notified and the evacuation alarm was sounded at approximately 1245.

The cause of the incident will be investigated thoroughly.  

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