After removing most of the contamination from the area near the crude oil pipeline damaged yesterday, PERN technical services have located the site of the spill. Based on first findings and the manner in which the pipeline was deformed, it appears that at this point there are no signs of any third-party interference. However, more detailed analyses are underway to determine the cause of the incident and to repair the pipeline so that crude oil pumping can be restarted as soon as possible.

In addition to the action to repair the Western section, which supplies oil to Germany, PERN has started intensive remediation work to return the site to its original state as soon as possible. The remediation work is being carried out by staff from PERN’s Environmental Protection Department and a specialist external company commissioned by the operator.

PERN services are working tirelessly at the scene. The next update on this topic is scheduled for 13 October (Thursday) at 2pm.