OIL TRACE FOUND IN SEABED OF FIJI

Fiji authorities report discovery of small quantities of oil in sea bottom sediments in the South Pacific's Bligh Water basin. Officials said 17 shallow sediment cores were taken from the sea bed during an expedition aboard the Raiyawa vessel in September about 20 km off Tavua. Geochemistry analysis by Australia Geological Survey Organisation showed that the cores contain small amounts of oil that has migrated from a mature source rock to form an oil seep on the seabed.

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