OIL GIANT'S FAULT ON BOHAI SPILLS

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(1112 CR M04)OIL GIANT'S FAULT ON BOHAI SPILLSDATELINE: Nov. 12, 2011LENGTH: 00:01:47PKGINTROChina's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said Friday that spills at an oilfield operated by ConocoPhillips in the north Chin's Bohai Bay resulted from defects in the company's production and management.China Report has the details.PKGAccording to a statement from the SOA, ConocoPhillips had violated the original protocol of exploitation and failed to take necessary precautions when there were high risks of a spill. Oil spills were found near platforms B and C of the Penglai 19-3 oilfield, polluting around 6,200 square km of water in the Bohai Sea, causing the country's worst ever incident of offshore maritime pollution. The field, owned by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), is being mined by ConocoPhillips China, the U.S. oil giant's subsidiary, under a joint development agreement with the CNOOC. Investigations showed that ConocoPhillips was supposed to apply an oil pr
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