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Diesel pipe is fixed

Saturday 12 October 2019 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Environment


Diesel pipe is fixed
Workmen on site at the location of the Pacific Energy fuel pipeline rupture at Avatiu harbour main road. 19101199n

Repairs to the ruptured Pacific Energy fuel pipeline located on the main road at Avatiu harbour have been completed, ahead of the scheduled arrival of the next fuel tanker ship next month.

Ports Authority general manager Nooroa Tou said they were currently proceeding with the integrity tests that are part of the commissioning process.

“Pacific Energy confirms their formal commitment to undertake the repair works in full compliance with the applicable industry standards and to restore the land and road back to an acceptable condition.”

The cause of the rupture in the pipeline is still being investigated.

“We are, at this stage, unable to advise responsibility until the investigation is completed.”

The Ports Authority will continue to monitor the environment as part of their long term commitment.

Tou says all direct costs identified resulting from the spill recovery and ground works will be covered by Pacific Energy.