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Fishermen sue ConocoPhillips over China oil spill

A group of Chinese fishermen is suing ConocoPhillips for damages allegedly caused by a huge oil spill at an offshore field operated by the US energy giant, their lawyer said Friday. The early-June spill leaked more than 3,000 barrels of oil and oil-based mud — a substance used as a lubricant in drilling —…

U.S. oil giant tried to cover up spill: China paper

BEIJING — One of China’s most influential newspapers on Monday accused the US oil giant behind a huge spill off the country’s east coast of trying to cover up the disaster. The strongly-worded article in the People’s Daily — the mouthpiece of the Communist Party — said ConocoPhillips had displayed…