Three damaged pipeline valves that caused a crude oil spill in Rayong successfully shut off, Marine Department reports

PHOTO: National News Bureau of Thailand

Rayong –

Valves of the damaged oil pipelines that caused a major oil spill have been shut off and workers are preparing to remove 12,000 liters of remaining oil from the pipes, the Marine Department reported today, February 24th.

Phuriphat Theerakulpisuth, Deputy Director of the Marine Department, told the Associated Press that the situation of oil leak from the Star Petroleum Refining Public Company Limited (SPRC) was unfolding as the authorities had managed to successfully shut off all three valves on Wednesday, February 23rd. The department also ensured the public that there would be no more oil leaks.

PHOTO: National News Bureau of Thailand

The next mission was removing about 12,000 liters of residual oil remaining in the pipelines onto prepared vessels which would take another 11 days to complete, according to their action plan.


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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.