Charges have been laid against the owners of the Hibernia oilfield offshore eastern Canada after an oil spill three years ago.

The Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) — which regulates upstream activities — has laid three charges against Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC) for alleged offences linked to a an oil spill on 17 July 2019.

The 75-barrel spill was caused by a leak from one of the concrete gravity-based platform’s storage cells.