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China court rejects oil spill lawsuit against state agency

A Chinese court has dismissed a legal action against the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) for allowing US oil major ConocoPhillips to resume production after spills off northern China, an official said on Thursday.

Thursday, 15 August, 2013, 11:04am

Beijing warns Shandong fishermen against suing ConocoPhillips over Bohai oil spill

Five hundred fishermen in Shandong who are suing US oil firm ConocoPhillips in Texas for compensation after an oil spill in Bohai Bay have come under pressure from Beijing to drop the lawsuit, as they "have embarrassed some officials", representatives of the group say.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:41am

PetroChina links with US firm ConocoPhillips for gas exploration

PetroChina has agreed to invest in two natural gas exploration projects in Western Australia in partnership with the US oil major ConocoPhillips, with the two companies also joining hands to explore for shale rock gas in south-west China.

22 Feb 2013 - 5:27am

Oil spill payout lacks transparency

A billion yuan is a number too big for many of us to comprehend, but it is minuscule if linked to the massive oil spill that contaminated northeast China's Bohai Bay and the coasts of Hebei and Shandong provinces last year.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

1.2b yuan payout for oil spill 'an insult'

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.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Oilfield shut down as 'punishment'

Mainland marine authorities have ordered the immediate suspension of all oil production at platforms in Penglai 19-3, China's biggest offshore oilfield.

The move is to punish its US operator, ConocoPhillips, for failing to meet an official deadline to seal leaks and clean up after a series of spills.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Bad weather delays Bohai clean-up report

Marine authorities yesterday began checking ConocoPhillips' sealing of leaks and clean-up of oil spills in the Bohai Sea, but bad weather prevented them from delivering a report yesterday as some officials had expected.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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

US oil company ConocoPhillips scrambled yesterday to meet a deadline imposed by China to finish cleaning up oil spills in Bohai Bay.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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

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.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

U.S. oil firm faces Bohai spill claims

American oil company ConocoPhillips China may soon face compensation claims from mainland marine authorities over oil spills in the Bohai Sea.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am