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China warns US oil firm after spill

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Arab Today, arab today China warns US oil firm after spill

Beijing - AFP

China has told US oil giant ConocoPhillips to step up its efforts to seal leaks and clean up a spill off its north coast after finding oil was still leaking into the sea, state media reported Friday. ConocoPhillips said last week it had halted production at its Penglai 19-3 oil field, China's biggest and the source of the leak into Bohai Bay that has caused public anger and led to accusations of a cover-up. But China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said it had carried out checks over the past week and found that oil was still leaking near a drilling platform in the field. "(The platform) is continuing to show this phenomenon (of leaking) after a relatively long period of time. This shows the source has not been effectively sealed," the state Xinhua news agency quoted an unnamed SOA official as saying. The SOA called on ConocoPhillips and its Chinese partner, CNOOC, to "continue to thoroughly seal the oil source and continue to clean up oil pollution on the sea," it said. The SOA, which supervises and manages China's seas, has said it plans to sue ConocoPhillips and seek compensation for the spill, which state media said polluted at least 5,500 square kilometres (2,124 square miles) of sea. The spill was first detected in June and the Chinese government had given ConocoPhillips until the end of August to complete the clean-up and stop any remaining leaks. China's cabinet last week ordered a thorough investigation into the spill and vowed to punish those found responsible. ConocoPhillips, the third-largest oil firm in the US, has apologised and said it was setting up a fund to address the company's legal responsibilities under Chinese law and to benefit the environment of Bohai Bay. No one at the company could immediately be reached for comment Friday.

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