Leakage in crude pipeline at Pointe-a-Pierre

The Paria Fuel Trading Company Limited - PARIA of Trinidad and Tobago has informed that leakage at Pointe-a-Pierre along a 12-inch crude pipeline on land was identified as the cause of the spill on 8 August 2021.

Trinidad and Tobago: The Paria Fuel Trading Company Limited – PARIA of Trinidad and Tobago has informed that leakage at Pointe-a-Pierre along a 12-inch crude pipeline on land was identified as the cause of the spill on 8 August 2021.

The fuel company further informed in a media release that the requisite repair works were immediately undertaken, and all the lines were isolated at approximately around 11.35 am on Sunday.

The officials of PARIA cited that assurance checks, which were conducted on 9 August 2021 by the fuel trading company, has led to the revelation that there are no additional leaks along the crude pipeline.

“The leakage is contained, and the residual clean up is going on, all the related authorities continue to be updated periodically,” the fuel trading company noted in a media release statement.

In addition, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that the work has been resumed at the ANR Robinson International Airport.

“Currently, the construction of a new terminal and an upgrade to the existing facilities of the Tobago airport remain afoot,” the Office of the Prime Minister informed the general public.

The government, following the statement, noted that the additional terminal would accommodate around 3 million passengers, providing enhanced comfort and a boost in operations for all of its users.

The construction was interrupted and halted because of the rising cases in the deadliest COVID-19 pandemic and as an effect of public health restrictions imposed in early May 2021.

ANR Robinson International Airport is an international airport which is located on Crown Point, Tobago, in Trinidad and Tobago. The airport is one of 2 international airports serving the twin-island of Trinidad & Tobago. The other – Piarco International Airport, is located on the island of – Trinidad.

The facilities at the Crown Point were upgraded in the mid-1980s to provide a new terminal building, access roads, and an extended apron. Further developments were started in 1987 and completed in 1992 to provide wide-bodied aircraft such as the – Boeing 747.

Another development program was scheduled to start in 2011, expected to include an extension of the terminal building, runway works, and jet bridges to the structure.