Nearly 300 tonnes of oil and chemicals ‘accidentally released’ into North Sea in 2017 By David McPhee December 7, 2018, 9:14 am [[title]] [[text]] An error occurred. Please try again. [[success]] Email address Sign up Nearly 300 tonnes of oil and chemicals accidentally spilled into the North Sea in 2017, according to a new environmental report. The report, published yesterday by representative organisation Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), claims 279 tonnes of hazardous material were “accidentally released”, with oil accounting for 23 tonnes. In total, 2017 saw 451 accidental oil and chemical releases, with more than half those reaching the North Sea marine environment. To read more on Energy Voice, click here. Already a subscriber? Sign in [[title]] [[text]] Close More from the Press and Journal Martin Gilbert: Green revolution just as significant as start of North Sea oil All eyes on North Sea as oil and gas takes the carbon out BP targeting 26m barrels of oil from North Sea Murlach field What could the UK energy strategy mean for North Sea oil and gas?