According to ecologists, an oil spill affects around eight kilometers of the coast of the Golfete de Coro near Maracaibo in the west of the Venezuelan coast and has been recognized by the state oil company PDVSA itself.
PDVSA has stated in a statement that the oil leak occurred on Line 1 Ulé-Amuay and in the sublacustre gas pipeline of the same corridor, according to the Venezuelan newspaper ‘El Nacional’.
“After this operational incident was confirmed by air inspection, the leaks were immediately fixed and fixed according to the safety protocols defined to ensure and minimize the supply of crude oil from Zulia State to the Paraguaná Refining Center (CRP) Effects on the ecosystem, “he explained.
“A sanitation plan for participation in such operational events is currently being developed in cooperation with the Ministry of People’s Power for Eco-Socialism and a highly specialized team,” added PDVSA.
The coordinator of the Center for Marine Biodiversity at Simón Bolívar University, Eduardo Klein, has indicated that the leak from the Río Seco pipeline is not new. “The oil spill has been there since at least August 10th. Yes, for more than a month,” he said.