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  1. Oil spill threat

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An oil spill from a ship collision just outside Hong Kong waters could threaten our beaches and fisheries. How should Hong Kong act now to prevent pollution from this spill? Share your views: write to us. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. US oil firm admits spill was bigger than it said

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... biggest offshore oil field in production, shut down last month after two oil spills in June covering covering more than 4,200 square kilometres. The experts suspect the contamination resulted from ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The American operator of troubled oil platforms in Bohai Bay has admitted that the total amount of oil that leaked around its rigs was more than double ...

  4. U.S. oil firm faces Bohai spill claims

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com American oil company ConocoPhillips China may soon face compensation claims from mainland marine authorities over oil spills in the Bohai Sea. As part of a joint venture with the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Co-operation, the company operated two production platforms responsible for a series of oil spills since June. Authorities will sue ...

  5. Offshore operators put on notice after oil spills

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com China's maritime watchdog has ordered oil companies operating offshore wells to assess accident risks following two spills in an oilfield off ... square kilometres of sea. CNOOC owns 51 per cent of the joint venture company, Operators of wells that had experienced oil spills should improve risk management and prevent such accidents from ...

  6. Help urged for fishermen affected by oil spill

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... scallop fishermen in their fight for compensation from US petrochemicals company ConocoPhillips China over the Bohai Sea oil spill. 'The shallow sea areas and shorelines of Laoting county and Changli county in Hebei have suffered the most serious pollution from this oil spill, with widespread deaths of scallops and other living organisms having occurred,' the letter states. ...

  7. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  10. US company reveals scale of oil spill

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com About 1,500 barrels worth of oil and oil-based drilling fluids- some 240 cubic metres- has spilled in China's biggest offshore oilfield, in Bohai ... with independent experts to validate the number. Mainland authorities ordered the company on Wednesday to cease production at the two platforms on the Penglai oil field, run in partnership ...




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