NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

'Small' Forties pipeline leak being repaired

A "small" leak on the Forties pipeline in Aberdeenshire is being repaired.

The leak was detected near Netherley on Wednesday morning during routine maintenance.

The pipeline carries crude North Sea oil across land for processing at Grangemouth.

The pipeline's owner, Ineos, said a very small quantity of oil was seeping out and added that there had been no environmental impact. Some local people were moved to temporary accommodation.

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