CNOOC owns Nexen. Nexen owns Island Gas. Island Gas just bought Dart Energy this month just as they’re about to start drilling without an environmental impact assessment on North east Brooklands Farm PEDL. CNOOC has an appalling human rights and environmental record.
Chengyu Fu, head of CNOOC which owns the fracking operation in Shropshire North, Owen Paterson’s boss. And we thought Owen Paterson was working for the British government.
This from Wikipedia.
In October 2004, contract-sharing was negotiated in Burma by Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, China Huanqiu Contracting and Engineering Corporation and CNOOC’s Singaporean joint-venture partner,Golden Aaron. Golden Aaron is run by Cecilia Ng, wife of Steven Law; Law is the son of Lo Hsing Han, known as the “godfather of heroin“. In 2008, the US Treasury intimated that CNOOC cooperates with a company run by a family known for heroin trafficking.
Human-rights abuses in Burma
In 2007, CNOOC was involved in a clash with Burmese workers who threw stones at the company offices. Ten workers from Kyaukphyu were detained and questioned by authorities after a dispute with CNOOC over low wages, long hours, reported underpayment and the mistreatment of inhabitants.
In 2008, CNOOC was accused of abuses of human rights in Burma. Arakan Oil Watch stated in a report that the company “left behind such a trail of abuses and environmental contamination on Ramree Island that outraged locals attacked their facilities”. CNOOC’s actions in Burma has been compared to that of communist officials in rural China, where entrepreneurs desiring development opposed by local residents steamroll their opposition. The Shwe gas project, in particular, has been linked with land confiscation and human-rights abuses.
Falun Gong persecution
CNOOC has been accused of participating in the persecution of Falun Gong by collaborating with the Chinese Communist Party to send Falun Gong CNOOC employees to labour camps and mind-controlfacilities, reducing their pay and preventing them from receiving benefits (or regular wages) unless they renounce their beliefs.
Bohai Bay oil spill
Main article: 2011 Bohai Bay oil spill
On June 4, 2011 the U.S. company ConocoPhillips, operating in the Penglai 19-3 oilfield, caused an oil spill from a seafloor leak which lasted until June 7. This was followed by a second leak on June 17, which was contained within 48 hours. The leaks polluted a total of more than 840 square kilometers of clean water in Bohai Bay. Fifty-one percent of the oilfield is owned by CNOOC, and forty-nine percent owned by ConocoPhillips. The first leak was not made public until July 5, 2011.
Huizhou refinery explosion
Main article: 2011 Huizhou refinery explosion incident
On July 11, 2011 an explosion occurred at the Huizhou refinery in the Daya Bay Economic and Technical Development zone in Guangdong. The refinery is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant.
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