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Petrotrin says spill at Pointe-a-Pierre refinery largely contained

Unknown-9State owned Oil Company; Petrotrin’s says the spill at its Pointe-a-Pierre refinery has been largely contained.


On Sunday a fuel oil storage tank ruptured at Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre refinery spilling 20,000 gallons.


In its most recent statement, Petrotrin says the spill has been largely contained within the refinery area.


It says 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 says 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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