January 30, 2019 12:47 pm
Updated: January 30, 2019 12:49 pm

Husky resumes production off N.L. following province’s largest-ever oil spill

Husky Energy admits it doesn't have many answers about how 250,000 litres of oil leaked into Atlantic Ocean. As Ross Lord reports, there are questions about the cleanup, and whether the rules of operation at those fields need to change.


Husky is resuming oil production work off Newfoundland, two months after operations were suspended following a spill of about 250,000 litres.

The Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board gave Husky Energy‘s plan to plug the failed flowline connector its seal of approval this week, along with several conditions.

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Production began to restart on Wednesday at a section of the White Rose oil field separate from the area where the spill originated in November.

Key operations will happen during daylight hours as a condition of the regulator’s approval.

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Other conditions will require aerial and vessel surveillance, operational and wildlife observers on board and monitoring of Husky’s onshore activities.

The offshore board’s investigation into the mid-November oil spill continues.

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