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Update on Investigation of Fuel Tank Leakage at Rubis Terminal

Community Notices 11 Mar, 2020 Follow News

Update on Investigation of Fuel Tank Leakage at Rubis Terminal

The investigation into the leakage at the Rubis Jackson Point Terminal that occurred in November 2019 remains under investigation by the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg).

Investigations of this nature typically take between six and nine months to complete, with final analysis provided at the conclusion of the investigation to ensure adherence to safety regulations and formalised accident prevention plans.

According to the Chief Fuel Inspector, who is overseeing the investigations, “Rubis’s fuel tanks are critical infrastructure for the sustainability and reliability of fuel storage in the Islands. OfReg is committed to conducting thorough investigations of incidents such as these and taking measures, where necessary, that will safeguard the wellbeing of those in the community as well as our economy.”

After discovering the leak, the tank was immediately emptied by transferring its content to other tanks, and the incident was subsequently reported to OfReg as part of the requirement under the Dangerous Substances Law. The tank remains under the direct supervision and control of OfReg to facilitate the ongoing comprehensive investigation. Rubis was recently allowed to conduct a technical inspection on the tank to inform critical requirements to allow the tank to be back in service after the investigation, maintenance and repairs are completed.

A further statement will be released by OfReg once the investigation is completed.

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