China's marine authority said Sunday that certain achievements have been made in sealing off the oil spills sources at ConocoPhillips' oil platforms in North China's Bohai Bay.
Fishermen to sue ConocoPhillips, CNOOC
Thirty fishermen are set to sue ConocoPhillips and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) for damages allegedly caused by a huge oil spill at an offshore field operated by the US energy company.
• Full coverage: Oil spills in north China sea
- Oil spill compensation suits blocked in courts
- Court accepts oil spill compensation claims
- Suit claims oil spill harmed fishermen
- ConocoPhillips in talks with govt on compensation funding
- Offshore oil rules may be overhauled
- China to inspect coastal regions for oil spill risks
- Oil spill figures prompt gov't inspections of offshore drilling
- Oil leaks continue in Bohai Bay
- No new oil belt detected from ConocoPhillips platforms
BackgroundThree oil spill accidents were reported in China's Bohai Sea in two month from June 2011, and US company ConocoPhillips holds accountable for two of the incidents. Coastal pollution is back in the public eye.
• Timeline: Bohai Bay oil spill