The Congress’ research commission for the oil spills of the Oleoducto Norperuano (ONP) has concluded that the main reason for their occurrence is a lack of maintenance from Petroperú, its owner.
César Villanueva, President of this commission, also adds that the principal beneficiary from the spills was a group of hired companies to remedy the accidents, who also didn’t have enough experience and training in the matter.
So, Petroperú strikes back saying that during the last 40 years, the Oleoducto Norperuano has suffered from 105 incidents: 66 caused by third parties; 25 because of geological faults; 10 because of corrosion in the duct; one for overpressure; two for effort under low tension; and one because of sudden abrasion.
García Rossell also said that they will defend themselves against the accusations and that they will hold a very strong position with what they sustain has happened.
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