Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure monitors the situation related to the illegal well in the “Friendship” pipeline as it unfolds

Yesterday afternoon, an attempt to illegally connect to one of the lines in the Friendship pipeline owned by PERN S.A. resulted in an oil spill.

The spill was removed by firefighters and technical services and the matter is already being investigated by law enforcement agencies. The event did not disrupt the raw material deliveries to refineries. During the night PERN S.A. restored pumping on all three lines of the pipeline. Intensive efforts are are currently under way to start work on the reclamation, i.e. replacement of contaminated soil.