Another Oil Spill at Bohai

ConocoPhillips China confirms another oil leak into Bohai, according to Caixin reporter Wang Xiaocong.

In the latest incident, ConocoPhillips China said 0.6 tons of crude oil were spilled on June 3 at the Penglai 19-3 field. ConocoPhillips China and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) own the oilfield.

[...] ConocoPhillips also told CNOOC that it cleaned up the oil slick immediately after it was discovered. An inspection by CNOOC showed that as of 3 p.m. on June 4, no oil was seen on the water, CNOOC said. CNOOC said it would coordinate with the ConocoPhillips to clean up any more oil that might appear.

Last year, the oil spills happened around the same time at different sites. The first leak appeared on June 4, 2011, and the second was on June 17. Unresolved problems are brought in to view again: Most lawsuits end with victims receiving much less than they sought in damages.

See also:

Chinese Oil Giants Shares Tumble in Spill Controversy

Chinese Oil Spill Half the Size of London Went Unreported for a Month

June 5, 2012 11:31 AM
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