11 January 2012 03:51 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has received a notice from Tianjin Maritime Court on 10 January calling for a response to the oil spills in Bohai Bay, the company said late on Tuesday.
“Twenty-nine marine product culturists from Laoting county, Tangshan city, Hebei province have initiated legal proceedings against ConocoPhillips China Inc and CNOOC, and believed that their cultivation losses were caused by the Penglai 19-3 oil spill incident,” CNOOC said in a statement.
The oil spills took place in June last year.
The claims include yuan (CNY) 235m ($37m) compensation for cultivation losses and CNY7m in valuation fees, in addition to relevant litigation costs, CNOOC said.
ConocoPhillips China is the operator of the field and holds a 49% interest, while CNOOC holds the remaining 51% interest in the field.
($1 = CNY6.31)
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