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  1. 1.2b yuan payout for oil spill 'an insult'

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem william.clem@scmp.com State-owned oil giant CNOOC and US partner ConocoPhillips have reached a 1 billion yuan (HK$1.23 billion) compensation deal with China's Ministry of Agriculture over last year's Bohai Sea oil spill. The US firm said the payment was 'to settle public and private claims of potentially affected fishermen in relevant Bohai Bay ...

  2. Oilfield halt hits CNOOC shares; US partner to be sued for oil spill damage

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... oil company ConocoPhillips, the operator of the field, holds the rest. In a report on the oil spill, the State Oceanic Administration slammed ConocoPhillips for failing to seal the leak. ... closure of the two wells, the company said. The output target for the year was cut by 6.7 per cent last month, taking into account the oil spill and a delay in the approval of an acquisition ...

  3. Beijing vows to take action for oil spills havoc

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Beijing issued a stern warning yesterday as the controversy over oil spills in the Bohai Sea drags on, vowing to hold people accountable ... and protect the lawful rights of all parties affected,' it said. Although it was the first time the top leadership had expressed its impatience at the stalemate over the oil spills, amid mounting ...

  4. Glaring absence of CNOOC in Bohai oil-spill row

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao As the controversy over oil spills in the Bohai Sea nears its fourth month, there is little sign of a breakthrough, and several key questions remain unanswered. While ... had become the country's worst oil spills in decades. Although ConocoPhillips has not criticised its partner in public, a leaked diplomatic cable showed that the US company had warned ...

  5. US oil firm makes final clean-up of spills off Shandong

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com US oil company ConocoPhillips scrambled yesterday to meet a deadline imposed by China to finish cleaning up oil spills in Bohai Bay. An official from ... plans to sue the company over the series of oil spills that began in June, has threatened further action if it fails to meet the deadline for completing the clean-up and preventing new leaks. ...

  6. CNOOC reports third oil spill into Bohai Bay in less than two months

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com The China National Offshore Oil Corporation, plagued by a string of recent accidents and accusations of cover-ups, has been hit by a new spill off the mainland's northern coast. It is the third spill that the country's biggest offshore oil and gas producer has reported in Bohai Bay in less than two months. It comes a day after a fire broke out ...

  7. Delays in reporting oil spills criticised

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com Two large oil corporations, one state-owned and the other based in the United States, are being criticised for delays in reporting oil spills ... of the oil spills. The SOA is the state's authority for investigating and evaluating the biological and environmental impact from ocean spills. Mainland media are criticising CNOOC ...

  8. U.S. oil firm warned over spill clean-up

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The State Oceanic Administration has vowed to take further action against US oil company ConocoPhillips China if it finds oil left over from previous spills or new leaks at a Bohai Sea oilfield next month. However, the administration has itself come under attack, with a lawyer suing it in Beijing for withholding information about the spills ...

  9. Oil spills risk under-reported

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com Two oil spills off the coast of Shandong province last month were far more serious than previously claimed by China National Offshore Oil Corporation ... which holds a 49 per cent stake in the oilfield, and that it might demand compensation for environmental damage from the US oil giant. In the first government briefing since the spills a month ...

  10. US firm's bill for oil spill off Shandong may soar

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com ConocoPhillips, the US oil and gas company involved in two recent oil spills off the coast of Shandong province, may end up facing a far higher compensation ... assessing the damage. Production had dropped at its Penglai 19-3 oilfield in Bohai Bay after the company relieved pressure on a well as part of the clean-up process, it said. Two oil leaks were ...




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