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Satellite Images Of The Secret Oil Spill In China

Posted By admin On July 6, 2011 @ 3:41 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled

John Amos,
SkyTruth
July 6, 2011

A MODIS/Aqua satellite image taken June 14 [1] captured a serious oil spill in China’s Bohai Bay.  Apparently the spill began from an offshore field called Penglai 19-3 operated by Conoco-Phillips [2] on June 4, but the public was only recently informed. Chinese authorities have launched an investigation.  In their official statement the State Oceanic Authority noted that the oil slick polluted an area of 840 square kilometers [3] (336 square miles), and that the spill has been controlled although some oil continues to enter the sea from “small leaking points.”

We’re not sure what that means, although from this description [4] it sounds like there were separate problems at platform B and platform C [5], and that platform C may have suffered a loss of well control (a blowout) at the seafloor on June 17 - after the image below was taken:

Satellite Images Of The Secret Oil Spill In China image [6]

Click for larger image: MODIS/Aqua satellite image of Bohai Bay taken June 14, 2011. Apparent oil slick in vicinity of Penglai field outlined.

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[1] taken June 14: http://lance-modis.eosdis.nasa.gov/imagery/subsets/?subset=FAS_China4.2011165.aqua.250m

[2] Penglai 19-3 operated by Conoco-Phillips: http://www.conocophillips.com.cn/EN/about/project/Pages/index.aspx

[3] 840 square kilometers: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/china-oil-spill-long-term-impact-report-052238607.html

[4] this description: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-07/05/content_12840773.htm

[5] platform B and platform C: http://www.scandoil.com/moxie-bm2/news/cnooc-conocophillips-begins-phase-ii-of-peng-lai-1.shtml

[6] Image: http://static8.businessinsider.com/image/4e142cf8ccd1d58371150000-900-486/image.jpg

[7] Image: http://www.stansberryresearch.com/pro/1103PSIEOAVD/PPSIM375/PR

[8] Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect (AD): http://www.efoodsdirect.com/

[9] Satellite Images of the CIA’s Secret Bin Laden Training Facility: http://www.prisonplanet.com/satellite-images-of-the-cias-secret-bin-laden-training-facility.html

[10] North Korea expanding gulags, satellite images show: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-expanding-gulags-satellite-images-show.html

[11] BP admits it ‘Photoshopped’ official images as oil spill ‘cut and paste’ row escalates: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bp-admits-it-photoshopped-official-images-as-oil-spill-cut-and-paste-row-escalates.html

[12] Seventeen lost pyramids among thousands of buried Egyptian settlements pinpointed by infrared satellite images: http://www.prisonplanet.com/seventeen-lost-pyramids-among-thousands-of-buried-egyptian-settlements-pinpointed-by-infrared-satellite-images.html

[13] Oil spill disaster is now ‘out of control’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/oil-spill-disaster-is-now-out-of-control.html

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