On 2 September, China's maritime authority ordered all production operations be stopped on the leaky Penglai 19-3 oilfield in the Yellow Sea that is being developed by ConocoPhillips China, Xinhua reported. The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said in a statement that ConocoPhillips China failed to meet the SOA's requirements of "screening out all potential sources for the oil spills and blocking the leaks once and for all."

State media said oil spills from the field since June have affecte...

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