BP to restart Rhum gas field

BP IS set to resume production at one of the UK’s most important North Sea gas fields, nearly four years after the company was forced to curtail output because of sanctions against Iran, which owns a 50 per cent stake in the field.

The oil giant said gas had begun to flow out of the Rhum gas field, based 250 miles north-east of Aberdeen in the north Sea, which prior to being shut down in late 2010 had been contributing around five per cent to the UK’s total natural gas production.