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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 6:28pm

Oil Spill

Pipeline leak blackens Thai beach island

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

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

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

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 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 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

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