Oil spill in Santa Flora

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 20:00

The Environment Management Authority says it is currently investigating an oil leak at Petrotrin's Santa Flora plant, with 100 barrels of oil already leaked into the environment.

The EMA says the spill has been contained to the land and not to water.

The following is the EMA's statement on the spill.

"The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) has been notified of an oil spill in Petrotrin’s Santa Flora field by officials from Petrotrin.

Preliminary reports indicate that a pump line from the WD-16 facility to the TPL Lease Bulk Line has been compromised, resulting in more than 100 barrels of oil spilling into the environment.

Petrotrin has advised that the spilled oil is being collected by vacuum trucks and they expect this collection to be completed by tomorrow, following which repairs can commence.

Furthermore, the EMA has been advised that the spill is land based and no water courses have been impacted as a result of this incident.

The EMA has mobilized a team to monitor the clean-up activities. The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) has also been notified."

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