Petroleum company SPRC accelerates oil removal off the coast of Rayong, plans to expedite distribution of compensation for local residents

Rayong –

Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited (SPRC) has accelerated its oil contaminants removal following a second crude oil spill in Rayong on February 10th.

Company representatives also joined an urgent meeting with officials from the Marine Department and other related agencies today, February 20th, to introduce the company’s plan to remove the remaining oil stains and plug a second rupture in their oil pipeline.

According to the company’s announcement, there were about 12,000 liters of crude oil in the pipeline. SPRC CEO Robert Dobrik said the company would prepare for the removal of the oil spill from a submarine pipe and the recovery of damaged pipelines at a single-point mooring (SPM), as well as other preventive countermeasures.

The company has also set up a committee with academic experts to verify and investigate the cause of the oil spill on February 10th as well as installing floating booms, skimmers, and subsea tents to slow the spread of oil leakage and prevent future spills which may occur during the maintenance.

SPRC was also working with government agencies and other departments that were involved to consider rules and procedures for compensation for local residents and working group affected by the situation, according to their statement. In the meantime, a ‘1567’ hotline call center and a assistant center at Baan Sabai Sabai Resort in Ramphueng beach was established to provide more information and update about the compensation process.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.