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Oil Spills

BP's Deepwater Horizon employees unfairly targeted, their lawyers say

Lawyers for two BP employees charged with manslaughter over the Deepwater Horizon disaster said the US government had unfairly targeted their clients.

Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 2:22am

Oil spill off Colombo manageable, say officials

An oil slick from a rusting cargo vessel that sank in bad weather reached the coast of Sri Lanka's capital yesterday, but officials insisted the spill was "manageable" and could easily be cleaned up.

A patch of oil reached the coast off Wellawatte, a zone of Colombo popular with local swimmers, the coast conservation department said.

26 Aug 2012 - 4:59am

Confusion over rules on port oil spills

Shipowners with ships calling at mainland ports face tougher oil pollution regulations, but there is still confusion about the way the rules are being implemented at the ports.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ministries and agencies probe Bohai Sea oil spills

The central government has finally weighed in on the Bohai Sea oil-spill controversy, two months after the first spill was detected, in an apparent attempt to turn up the heat on US-based oil company ConocoPhillips amid growing public impatience.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Oil spill clean-up declared inadequate

US oil and gas company ConocoPhillips has done little to clean up an oil spill in the Bohai Sea more than two months after it was first reported, an investigation by the State Oceanic Administration has found.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Oil spill washes up on beaches

Traces of oil from spills at the mainland's largest offshore oilfield have washed ashore on two beaches along the Bohai Sea some 170 kilometres away, prompting fears of an ecological catastrophe.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

More information needed on oil spill

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year made clear to governments and companies that secrecy, stalling, poor communication, downplaying bad news and lack of preparedness combine to make environmental disasters worse. It was a lesson the central government appeared to have taken on board just months later when faced with China's worst such disaster, at a refinery in Dalian.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Oil spills a threat to marine biodiversity

Two oil spill accidents struck production platforms in China's biggest offshore oilfield, at the mouth of Bohai Bay , within days last month, causing unknown environmental damage and prompting a massive clean-up campaign, a government official said yesterday.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Repulse Bay off limits

After the oil spill in Tuen Mun last Sunday which forced the closure of Cafeteria New Beach and Golden Beach, there is another oil slick at Repulse Bay on Wednesday this week.

The Marine Department says preliminary investigations show the oil did not originate from land, or that it is connected to an oil spill in Tuen Mun. But they have no clue as to where it came from.

30 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Oil sludge closes beach at Repulse Bay

Officials are trying to track the source of an oil slick that left sludge on Repulse Bay beach yesterday.

The Marine Department says preliminary investigations show the oil did not originate from land, but so far officers have drawn a blank. However, they say it is not connected to an oil spill off Tuen Mun on Sunday.

29 Jul 2010 - 12:00am