sabotage

Heritage Petroleum investigating another act of sabotage

The Heritage Petroleum Company Limited says it's investigating another act of sabotage. 

The company says an upper valve was stolen at well #912 in Palo Seco, resulting in a mist of oil being sprayed onto a remote grassy area with less than three barrels of oil leaked. 

The well was discovered today at 11.30 a.m. by HSE personnel and a response team was immediately dispatched. 

A new upper valve was installed to contain the well pressure and prevent further leakage. 

Heritage Petroleum: Flow line severed, 5 barrels spilled, area cleaned

The Heritage Petroleum Company Limited is investigating an act of sabotage on one of the company's lines in Grande Riviere.

According to the company, a 2.7-inch flow line was visibly severed resulting in the spillage of approximately five barrels of oil. The line has since been repaired and approximately 80 per cent of the spill has been collected and removed from the site. 

Heritage Petroleum says there has been no damage to the environment.

Petrotrin chemical shed set on fire in apparent sabotage

State-owned oil company, Petrotrin says it has uncovered three attempts at sabotage which took place on Tuesday.

One included setting a chemical shed on fire.

Petrotrin issued the following statement on Wednesday.

"At approximately 11.45 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday, 2018 October 02) a report of three (3) incidents at North Palo Seco, Tank Battery No.1 (McLeod Battery) in the Central Los Bajos Field was made by production personnel who had been conducting routine checks.

Investigations revealed that the three (3) incidents were the result of sabotage:-

Education Ministry claims sabotage as clothing items found in school's sewer system

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says there is further evidence of sabotage to infrastructure at some of the nation's schools.

This, after several pieces of clothing, some of them undergarments, were fished out of the sewer system from the Diego Martin Boys' RC School.

The minister told a news conference today that while sewer problems are common at educational institutions, yesterday's discovery proves that sometimes they are sabotaged.

The minister says there is the strong belief that some people deliberately attempted to disrupt the opening of the school term.