Bohai Bay

Increasing discharge of pollutants and booming offshore human activity, such as oil exploration, are worsening China's fragile marine environment, according to an annual report released by the country’s ocean watchdog, writes the China Daily.
Environmental authorities have mapped out a three-year plan for the restoration of Bohai Bay, which was severely damaged by oil spills last year, China's ocean watchdog has announced.
US energy giant ConocoPhillips China and its partner the China National Offshore Oil Corp have agreed to pay 1.68 billion yuan (USD267 million) for the oil leaks off northern Bohai Bay, China's maritime watchdog announced on Friday.
A group of 204 aquatic farmers in Tuoji Island, in China’s Shandong Province want oil giant ConocoPhillips to pay 606 million yuan (USD96 million) in compensation for losses caused by oil leaks in Bohai Bay last June, according to a report in the Global Times.
Maritime safety officials warn that China's coastline is increasingly at risk of oil spills and pollution from the booming offshore drilling and more frequent oil shipping, according to a Xinhua report.
A maritime court in the northern coastal city of Tianjin yesterday accepted a case of compensation claims from aquaculture farmers who believe the oil leaked from the ConocoPhillips-operated oil field platforms in Bohai Sea resulted in their businesses losses.
China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) said Thursday it has filed an application to the Ministry of Civil Affairs for registration of a marine environmental fund following a string of oil spills at Bohai Bay.
US oil firm ConocoPhillips said yesterday it will suspend production at the Penglai 19-3 offshore oilfield in compliance with the order by China's maritime authority after missing a deadline to seal off oil leaks, according to a report in the Shanghai Daily.
Xinhua reports that ConocoPhillips China, a subsidiary of the US-based oil company ConocoPhillips, has admitted that a new oil spill source has been found from the company's platforms in China's Bohai Bay, China's maritime authorities said Friday.
Legal and management problems should be solved before ecological compensation for oil spills that occurred in June in the Bohai Bay affecting an area of over 4,000 square km are realized, some experts pointed out.