Second oil spill on tanker in month

Oil and gas producer OMV New Zealand is concerned there have been two spills from the same permanently moored tanker off the Taranaki coast in a month.

An oil processing and storage tanker at the Maari oil field, which OMV New Zealand operates, had a spill on 18 October and another on Saturday.

Last week, the company organised a clean-up of blobs of oil spotted on beaches along the Kapiti Coast in case it was Maari oil.

Test results to determine the source of the oil are due next week.

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