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Refiner apologises for oil spill damage

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PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC) apologised on Monday for the oil spill from its pipeline that has damaged a beach on Koh Samet, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, and promised to complete the clean up and restoration by Thursday. 

"As the highest ranking executive at PTTGC I admit to being guilty in causing damage to the environment and will pay for the damage," chief executive Anon Sirisaengtaksin said at a press conference.

The oil spill came ashore at Ao Phrao, on the western side of Samet, on Sunday night and crews from PTTGC, the navy and other agencies are still cleanig up the polluted beach.

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