China: Oil leak at Changquing Oilfield caused by pipeline corrosion affects soil, forest, & people’s health

Author: Huashang Daily, Published on: 27 March 2015

中石油长庆油田发生原油泄漏 数百米山沟变油河, 2015年03月27日





Translation by Google Translate:

“Crude oil spill in PetroChina Changqing oilfield,” 27 March 2015

…On the morning of the 26th, a crude oil spill accident occurred at the Ninth Oil Production Plant of Changqing Oilfield Company, PetroChina, causing extensive environmental pollution. It is understood that this is the second crude oil spill accident occurred in the plant in March.


After a large amount of crude oil leaks, it will infiltrate into the surface soil layer, causing the plant to die, the land cannot be cultivated, polluting rivers or oceans, causing aquatic animals to die of oxygen deficiency, evaporating polluted air through sun exposure, human and animal inhalation or skin contact with a large amount of toxic in crude oil. Substances (including benzene, toluene, xylene, etc.) can cause acute and chronic poisoning, even fatal dangers.


Subsequently, the county environmental protection bureau reported to the relevant departments of Yan'an City, and ordered the operation area to do on-site clean-up work before April 5 and hand over the sludge to qualified units, and do a good job of compensation for the after-effects of the masses. Due to the frequent rupture of the pipeline, the work area is required to stop the pipeline and replace the pipeline. 

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Related companies: PetroChina (part of China National Petroleum Corporation)