Friday 23 August, 2019

Heritage Petroleum probes pipeline 'sabotage' in Point Fortin

Heritage Petroleum Company is again probing an act of sabotage on a pipeline in Point Fortin. 

The company said it's working with the police to find the parties responsible for the act on one of its pipelines at CR64 Production Header in Cruze Field, Point Fortin.

The cut line was discovered at 3 pm today.

Heritage said the three-inch bulk pipeline was visibly hacksawed in several places and stolen, resulting in the spillage of approximately 50 barrels of oil.

Booms were deployed to contain the spilled oil and recovery and clean-up efforts are ongoing. 
 
All regulatory agencies, including the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs; the Environmental Management Authority (EMA); and the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) have been notified. 
 

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