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Thai oil firm faces $137-million lawsuit over spill

Posted On: Jun. 19, 2019 7:46 AM CST

More than 15,000 Indonesian seaweed farmers are suing Thailand-based oil firm PTT Exploration and Production P.C.L. for $137 million to cover alleged oil spill-related damage in the Timor Sea in Aug. 2009, Offshore Engineer reported. The seaweed farmers claim to have lost their livelihoods in the years after oil leaked for more than 74 days following an explosion at the Montara oil rig.

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