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Peru: OEFA imposes two fines on Repsol for more than 42 million soles

Bnamericas Published: Saturday, October 29, 2022

This OEFA release was published using machine translation.

The Agency for Environmental Assessment and Control (OEFA), an agency attached to the Ministry of the Environment, imposed two fines in the first instance for S/42,964,377 on Repsol's La Pampilla SAA Refinery for giving false information, and not carrying out containment and cleaning actions for the oil spill that occurred on January 15, 2022 in the Ventanilla Sea.

The first fine of 3,000.00 UIT, equivalent to S/13,800,000.00, was imposed for including false information in the emergency report regarding the calculation of the volume of crude oil spilled, the impacted area, and the period of the spill that occurred on January 15, 2022. at the Multibuoy Terminal No. 2.

The second fine of 6,340,082 UIT, equivalent to S/29,164,377.2, was imposed for not carrying out the containment and recovery of the hydrocarbon, nor the cleaning actions of the affected soil area.

In this way, the OEFA has determined the administrative responsibility and is already imposing the third fine within the framework of the six sanctioning administrative procedures initiated against Repsol.

The OEFA will continue to report on the environmental control actions carried out in relation to the oil spill in Ventanilla.

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