Oil Spill

Pipeline leak blackens Thai beach island

Soldiers in white biohazard suits work to contain the oil that has spilled onto Ao Prao beach on Koh Samet. Photo: Reuters

Waves of crude oil have washed up on a popular tourist island in Thailand after a leak from a pipeline, amid frantic efforts to stop it reaching the eastern coastline. About 50,000 litres of oil spilled into the sea off Rayong province on Saturday from a pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemical , a subsidiary of state-owned oil and gas company PTT.

Tuesday, 30 July, 2013, 3:33am

Beijing warns Shandong fishermen against suing ConocoPhillips over Bohai oil spill

Observers at Bohai Bay, site of an oil leak. Photo: Xinhua

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

Exxon Mobil pipeline leaks 'thousands of barrels' of Canadian oil in Arkansas

The Keystone Oil Pipeline under construction in North Dakota. The US State Department is considering the fate of the 800,000 bpd pipeline, which would carry crude from Canada’s oil sands to the Gulf Coast. Photo: Reuters

Exxon shut the Pegasus pipeline, which can carry more than 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from Pakota, Illinois, to Nederland, Texas, after the leak was discovered on Friday afternoon, the company said in a statement.

31 Mar 2013 - 2:44pm

CNOOC silent on output at spill site

The Penglai 19-3 oilfield was ordered shut in late 2011. Photo: Xinhua

Nineteen months after CNOOC announced the shutdown of its Penglai 19-3 oilfield investors have been told that Beijing has approved production to resume.

18 Mar 2013 - 2:30am

Billions of dollars at stake as BP oil spill trial starts

The Deepwater Horizon blast in 2010 killed 11 workers. Photo: EPA

The British energy giant has already resolved thousands of lawsuits linked to the deadly disaster out of court, including a record US$4.5 billion plea deal with the US government in which BP pleaded guilty to criminal charges and a US$7.8 billion settlement with people and businesses affected by the spill.

26 Feb 2013 - 10:06am

Talking points

Park Geun-hye

Park Geun-hye is officially headed to the Blue House as the country's first female president. Park, the daughter of a former strongman, has already faced a test over Pyongyang's recent nuclear missiles testing. 

25 Feb 2013 - 6:00am

Briefs, October 17, 2012

A woman feels the effects of fumes at the factory. Photo: AFP

Prince Charles letters blocked from public

17 Oct 2012 - 5:41am

More oil slicks appear in Bohai Bay

The oil spill in China's largest offshore oilfield, in northern Bohai Bay, has still not been contained nearly two months after the problem emerged, authorities say.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Cause of offshore oil spill still unknown

The causes of oil spills from China's largest offshore oilfield remain unidentified six weeks after the first leak, oceanic authorities say. They warn that more spills are possible.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Beaches shut

STANLEY Main Beach and Hair Pin Beach were temporarily closed to swimmers yesterday afternoon because of oil slicks. The Marine Department said the slicks, covering seven square kilometres, might have been sewage from a vessel.

2 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Prompt clean-up action an example of efficiency

I live in Ap Lei Chau and often see large amounts of floating rubbish and other pollutants in the Lamma channel.

12 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Probably at emergency

I refer to the article headlined, 'Over and . . . out of the office altogether' which appeared in Lai See on August 13.

It appears that Simon Pritchard had called the number 2815 0100 which is publicised by this department for reporting complaints in relation to floating rubbish.

16 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

NKK delivers VLCC with double-hull

NKK Corporation has delivered the world's largest double-hull very large crude carrier (VLCC) to Bergesen of Norway.

Named the Berge Sigval, the tanker is only the third double-hull VLCC in the world.

It is the first of two such VLCCs ordered from NKK by Bergesen, and the fifth vessel NKK has built for the world's leading ship owner-operator.

29 Mar 1993 - 12:00am