Shell oil leaks fuel farmers’ drive for settlement
The records of multinational oil giant Shell show that its pipeline from Oistins to the Grantley Adams International Airport leaked “greater than 300 000 gallons of Jet A1” fuel into the ground over more than 20 years.
They also showed that between 2003 and 2005 more than 85 of the approximately 1 100 joints along the pipeline “have been found to have leaked” and then repaired.
Its own investigation and report revealed that in 1995 and again in 2003 there were major leaks when the pipeline released more than 10 000 gallons of Jet A1, also known as aviation fuel.
Further, the “confidential report” by the company reported that there were “approximately 24 recorded leaks of Jet A1 fuel since 1994”.
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