A leak along a 12-inch crude pipeline on land that caused an oil spill in the Gulf of Paria has been repaired. In a press release issued this afternoon, Paria Fuel Trading stated that “requisite repair works were undertaken, and the line was isolated at approximately 11.35am yesterday.” The following is a press release from Paria Fuel Trading:
A leak along a 12-inch crude pipeline on land was identified as the source for the spill. The requisite repair works were undertaken, and the line was isolated at approximately 11.35am yesterday (Sunday August 08, 2021). Assurance checks conducted today (Monday August 09, 2021) by Paria Fuel Trading Company Limited (Paria) revealed that there are no additional leaks along the pipeline. The spill is contained, and residual clean-up is ongoing. All relevant regulatory authorities continue to be updated periodically.