Point Fortin Oil Spill

FFOS are deeply concerned that another oil spill is occurring tonight Sunday 7th June 2020 at the Heritage Refinery Tank Farm in Point Fortin. The Police have cordoned off the area. FFOS fully disapprove of the method of testing the Tanks by loading them with water when property damage could occur if a rupture happens, Read more about Point Fortin Oil Spill[…]

Once is an accident, but daily is negligence

Date: May 6th , 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, There is yet another Oil spill in our Gulf of Paria food basket-. How many oil spills must we suffer before a single culprit is brought to justice? Is our Government protecting these known violators? Shouldn’t Government enforce the Law and arrest, prosecute and incarcerate the CEOs of Read more about Once is an accident, but daily is negligence[…]

Another unreported oil spill at Petrotrin

Dear Editor/ Newsroom, Since 19th July 2018, there has been an oil spill at Petrotrin’s Point-a-Pierre Oil Refinery nearby the foreshore area. It is believed Tank 114 has erupted spilling oil, which remains (up to today) contaminating Petrotrin’s Tank Farm. According to the Tank Integrity Assessment for Petrotrin, 2003 Report, Tank 114 which was constructed Read more about Another unreported oil spill at Petrotrin[…]

Waste oil being dumped in Longdenville

Date: October 14th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Today (Saturday 13th October 2018) FFOS responded to calls from the local residents of Caparo Road, Longdenville. For the past 2 months, the residents have been plagued with waste oil being dumped into their water courses. The residents have alleged that a nearby truck company has been dumping waste Read more about Waste oil being dumped in Longdenville[…]

No Accountability in Oil Spill Disasters

Date: March 3rd, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On Friday 2nd March 2018, the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) reported “a 10-barrel oil spill” identifying the source as a 6-inch diameter pipeline at Petrotrin’s Trinmar Operated Main Soldado Field (Platform 9 to riser Platform 2). Up to this time Petrotrin and the MEEI have not Read more about No Accountability in Oil Spill Disasters[…]