Energy giant slammed for oil spill in Thai sea

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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 12:00 am

BANGKOK (AP) - Critics on Thursday slammed Thailand's state-owned oil and gas company for its allegedly inefficient response to an oil spill that polluted a popular tourist island, as cleanup operations continued for a sixth day.

About 50,000 liters (13,200 gallons) of crude oil - around the amount contained in 1 1/2 tanker trucks - spilled into the Gulf of Thailand off Samet Island on Saturday morning from a leak in a pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemical Plc., a subsidiary of state-owned PTT Plc.

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