Gas leak at Atlantic LNG's Pt Fortin plant; workers evacuated before all-clear given

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:30

Atlantic LNG's Point Fortin plant has been evacuated as a result of a gas leak.

The company said in a statement that at around 11 am today there was a hydrocarbon release at Atlantic’s Point Fortin facility.  


It said the company’s response and safety systems immediately activated as per their design and all staff at the facility were evacuated as a precautionary measure.  

Atlantic LNG said that within 20 minutes the incident was brought under control and technical teams are currently conducting checks.  

It added that the all-clear was given and Atlantic is in the process of advising relevant stakeholders, including the Point Fortin Borough Corporation and the community.