SEAL Pipeline in North Sea Down for Repairs

The Shearwater Elgin Area Line or SEAL pipeline located in the U.K. sector of the North Sea is expected to resume gas transportation soon, according to a spokesperson from Shell. The pipeline had been shutdown for maintenance between August 1st and August 6th. The 476-kilometer pipeline links Shell's Shearwater and Total's Elgin/Franklin gas fields to the Bacton gas terminal on the southeastern coast of England.

The SEAL pipeline is capable of delivering between 26 million and 31 million cubic meters of dry gas a day to Bacton, and from there to the U.K. pipeline network or to the U.K.-Belgium pipeline.