Peruvian authorities are seeking the extradition of the captain of the Italian-flagged Mare Doricum oil tanker, whom Repsol accuses of being responsible for the maneuvers that resulted in the oil spill at the La Pampilla refinery, 4 kilometers from the Ventanilla district.
Spanish state-run oil company Repsol now blames a sudden movement of the Italian-flagged Mare Doricum tanker caused the Jan. 15 spill of thousands of barrels of crude oil off the coast of Lima, which has caused a major environmental disaster in the region.
Two people have been hospitalized as a result of the effects of contaminated Pacific Ocean waters stemming from the Repsol oi spill off Callao, Peruvian authorities said Tuesday.
Peruvian authorities Monday ordered Spanish oil company Repsol to stop loading and unloading crude oil on ships after a spill in January has caused a major environmental crisis in the Pacific Ocean off the province of Callao near Lima.
Peru's Environment Minister Rubén Ramírez Friday denounced the amount of crude oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean was almost twice as much as the amount reported so far.
A new oil spill has been spotted off the multi-buoy Terminal 2 of Repsol's La Pampilla refinery, Peru's Navy and the Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Agency (OEFA) reported Tuesday.
A report issued by Peru's Supervisory Body for Investment in Energy and Mining (Osinergmin) has found that “anomalous waves” were not the cause for the major oil spill off the coast of Ventanilla.
Peru's Foreign Ministry Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Spanish oil company Repsol for damages caused by a spill in Ventanilla, in the province Callao province.
Spain’s Repsol has suspended its swaps of refined products for crude with Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA, as U.S. officials weigh penalties for foreign firms doing business with Venezuela.
Vietnam has ordered a Spanish private company conducting a gas-drilling expedition in a disputed area of the South China Sea to cease operations following military threats from China, according to reports.