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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Battle to clean up huge oil spill off Dalian coast after pipeline blasts

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Authorities are racing against time to clean up an oil spill off the coast of Dalian, Liaoning province, after a massive pipeline blaze that took 15 hours to put out, say state media. Environmental protection officials said it would take time to assess the severity of oil spill because not only were two pipelines damaged by the fire, but oil storage tanks had ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Shippers in dark over mainland oil spill rules

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis China has been unable to enforce new oil spill prevention and clean-up regulations for nearly five months because international and mainland shipping companies have little ... any spill or leak of oil or hazardous material. Under the rules, a shipowner or manager has to designate a clean-up contractor whenever one of its ships enters a particular port. Each ship ...

  7. No payouts in sight for Dalian oil spill victims

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Dalian, Liaoning Fish farmers and tourist site vendors in Dalian are still awaiting compensation after the nation's worst oil spill nearly two months ago. ... quality in the polluted area had been restored to the pre-spill level, based on an assessment from August 25-29. More than 1,500 tonnes of crude oil leaked into the sea on July 16 after a pipeline ...

  8. Fishermen count cost of Lantau oil spill

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Fishermen say oil that spilled from a vessel that foundered off the south coast of Lantau on Friday killed 121,000kg of fish. The vessel, which was transporting soil from Hong ... of the fish had been killed. 'The extent of loss is not yet known because fish that absorb oil die slowly, rather than instantly.' He said the impact of an oil spill was long-term ...

  9. Shipowners await clarity on oil-spill laws

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Shipowners and operators are still waiting for Chinese authorities to approve key elements of regulations on oil-spill prevention and pollution clean-up, almost eight months ... the conference, including Zhang Chunchang, principal of the MSA's oil-spill-response centre in Yantai, failed to turn up, fuelling speculation they were unable or preferred not to comment ...

  10. Oil-spill awards raise eyebrows

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daisy Zhong The PetroChina subsidiary that manages the site of last month's oil spill in Dalian has handed out awards to staff who dealt with the explosion that caused the spill ... management at the oil storage depot. A report on the July 16 spill at Dalian's Xingang port issued by the State Administration of Work Safety and the Ministry of Public Security last month ...




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