Greenpeace has said that oil and chemicals have been leaking from UK’s offshore rigs and platforms into the North Sea on 55 cases.
The organization said that the latest oil leaks are in contrast to the claims by the industry that it has a strong safety and environmental record, reported the Guardian.
According to Greenpeace, the fields that have leaked oil also includes Piper Alpha, which exploded 25 years ago, killing 167 workers, and is considered as one of the world’s worst offshore accident in terms of fatalities.
Greenpeace senior climate adviser Charlie Kronick said, "They’re trying to convince the world that they can operate safely in one of the world’s harshest environments, yet they can’t prevent this steady trickle of oil and other polluting chemicals leaking into the relatively safe waters of the North Sea."
"This will do little to increase public trust in their ability to drill in the Arctic without damaging this incredibly beautiful and fragile corner of our planet," Kronick added.
The latest petroleum operations notices submitted to the Department of Energy and Climate Change has found that facilities operated by Shell, BP and BG were all offenders.