China National Offshore Oil

Oil giants sued over Bohai spill

Date of Release: 
Jul 27 2015

BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhuanet) -- A landmark lawsuit has been filed against two oil giants in a maritime court over the oil spill in 2011 that polluted a huge area of Bohai Bay in Northeast China.

The suit, filed against ConocoPhillips and China National Offshore Oil Corp, is the first public interest litigation brought by a nonprofit organization over marine environmental pollution to be accepted by a court.

Such a move was not possible until a new environmental protection law took effect on Jan 1.


China court allows first pollution suit under new law

Date of Release: 
Jul 29 2015

China's Qingdao Maritime Court on Monday ruled that a lawsuit against ConocoPhillips China and China National Offshore Oil for a 2011 oil spill can proceed.

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