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Offshore oil spill appears to be largest in Newfoundland history, effects still unknown

Officials were trying Monday to determine the impact of Friday’s estimated 250,000-litre oil spill — the largest in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history — in the White Rose offshore oil field. The oil is believed to have spilled from a flowline to the SeaRose floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), which is stationed about 350 kilometres off the east coast of the Avalon Peninsula. If Husky’s estimate of the spill volume — 250 cubic metres, or 250,000 litres — is correct, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has confirmed that it is the largest oil spill in the province’s history. >click to read<10:55

Poor weather prompts temp shutdown of all offshore rigs, preventing Husky clean up spill of 250,000 litres of crude

All offshore facilities have been temporarily shut down as a safety precaution due to stormy seas and will not resume operations until the offshore industry regulator says it’s safe to do so. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board confirmed Saturday that the SeaRose FPSO, as well as the Terra Nova FPSO and the Hebron platform, had suspended operations just before bad weather hit. >click to read<16:53

About 250 cubic metres of oil spilled from SeaRose

Husky Energy’s SeaRose FPSO spilled oil into the Atlantic on Friday afternoon, just as it was preparing to restart production after Thursday’s high winds. Production was shut down during the storm on Thursday, Husky spokesperson Colleen McConnell said in an email to The Telegram. Shortly after noon Friday, the SeaRose experienced a loss of pressure in a subsea flowline as the crew was preparing to restart production, and that’s when the oil was spilled. >click to read<18:40