Drilling rights in the ocean surrounding New Zealand are being sold off to big oil companies.
Texan oil company Anadarko is set to begin deep sea exploratory drilling this summer off our coasts.
Exploratory drilling is the most dangerous part of oil production and adding the challenges of drilling in very deep water compounds the risks.
A spill from a deep water well could result in oil flowing freely into the ocean for many weeks.
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Release: 10,000 barrels/day
Oil type: Medium Crude
Level of Concern: 1g/m2
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