Sunday 29 March, 2020

17 motors stolen from Heritage Petroleum found in Penal scrapyard

Motors belonging to Heritage Petroleum were found at a scrapyard in Penal.

Motors belonging to Heritage Petroleum were found at a scrapyard in Penal.

Seventeen motors that belong to Heritage Petroleum Company Limited  (HPCL) and its Lease Operators.have been discovered at a scrapyard in Penal.

A press release from Heritage said the motors were discovered after surveillance and a sting operation on Friday.

The exercise was a joint operation between officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service as well as security personnel attached to Heritage Petroleum.

Heritage said the motors are used for power-pumping jacks in the extraction of oil and gas.

Heritage has suffered a series of thefts and vandalism of its assets since the start of its operations which has resulted in significant financial and production losses, the release said.

"When TTPS and Heritage personnel examined the contents of a shipment container they found 41 motors  in the process of being loaded at the scrapyard.  Seventeen of the motors carried Heritage and Lease Operators serial numbers. The next 24 motors are awaiting final identification," Heritage said.

The TTPS is conducting further investigation into this matter.

 

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