Saturday 26 September, 2020

Petrotrin refinery spill 'largely contained'

Petrotrin’s cleanup and recovery efforts continue following an accidental spill at its Pointe-a-Pierre refinery.

An accidental leak of 20,000 gallons of bunker fuel was reported Sunday afternoon.

In an update on its efforts, the State-owned oil company said the spill has been largely contained within the refinery area.

And while aerial surveys and monitoring have indicated that some oil leaked from the Pointe-a-Pierre operations and made its way out to sea, Petrotrin said it is continuing ongoing activities to contain and recover the oil and minimise impact to the environment.

The company added that it continues to work closely with the regulatory agencies, the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI), to ensure the exercise is completed in the shortest time-frame and in accordance with approved standards.

 

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