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NUPRC unveils plans to address Santa Barbara oil spill

By Guardian Nigeria
24 November 2021   |   3:08 am
The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), has outlined action plans to deal with the recent oil spill in Santa Barbara, Nembe, Bayelsa at an AITEO facility..

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), has outlined action plans to deal with the recent oil spill in Santa Barbara, Nembe, Bayelsa at an AITEO facility, as investigations into the cause of the spill continues.

The Commission’s Chief Executive, Gbenga Komolafe, listed the action plans to include, Aiteo to activate emergency Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and carry out Post Impact Assessment (PIA) study of the spill, while a joint investigation team will determine the cause of spill and convey the extent of impact and quantity of crude spilled.

Komolafe said that these measures will be put in place as the Commission continues to investigate and monitor the situation.

He stated that the Commission received a report of the spill, which occurred at the Santa Barbara Well via the statutory regulatory requirement of submission of form A by Aiteo, and immediately swung into action to investigate the incident in conjunction with other stakeholders.

He assured that the Commission will ensure that all necessary steps in line with global best practices will be deployed in the management of the situation.

He added that NUPRC will ensure that the spill has the least impact on the environment and the livelihood of the people of the community as remediation will be done as soon as possible.

He reiterated that the result of the investigation into the incident will be communicated to the public when concluded.