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Statoil gets million dollar fine for North Sea spill

Statoil has been sentenced to a fine of USD 1.69 million for a spill in the petroleum field Veslefrikk in the North Sea back in 2009.

Photo: Øyvind Hagen - Statoil

Norwegian oil company Statoil has been sentenced to pay a fine of USD 1.69 million in a case that date backs to 2009, when a leakage was discovered in Statoil's petroleum field Veslefrikk in the North Sea during a routine inspection of the ocean floor, where a ten meters deep crater was found just four meters from the drill hole.

In 2010 the international environmental NGO Bellona Foundation and the Norwegian government both charged Statoil with leaking toxic chemicals from shallow water injection drillings in the ocean floor. And the court has now reached its verdict in this case, writes Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

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