Total is still trying to identify the specific cause of a gas leak at its Elgin platform, a spokesman for the company said on Wednesday.

We have not precisely identified the cause of the incident, he said.

He added that a solution was still being evaluated and that it is a question of days to find one.

The French firm had warned on Tuesday it could take six months to halt the flow.

(Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide)