On Saturday 6th June at around 1:00 PM Heritage Petroleum received reports of an oil spill in the vicinity of Wilson Road Barrackpore.
According to a media release issued by HPCL Corporate Communications this evening, upon investigation, it was quickly discovered that the spill was emanating from a 4” pump line.
The leak was isolated and clamped by 3:00 PM on the same day. Heritage has estimated that approximately three (3) barrels of oil was spilled.
Heritage Petroleum also engaged the services of a contractor to clean up the spill.
Additionally, booms have been reinforced along nearby watercourses to restrict migration of spillage to further downstream.
Agriculture lands in the vicinity which may have been impacted was visited by Company officials and the landowner. Further discussions will take place on Monday 8th June between the two parties.
Heritage Petroleum has also notified officials from the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries of the incident and is continuing to keep them appraised of related containment and recovery efforts.