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Incident on the Rabi Coucal Pipeline

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 7/14/2011, Location: Africa

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An incident occurred on Wednesday, July 13 at 6.30 am, on a pipeline linking Addax Petroleum's Obangue field with the Rabi oil terminal. A leak started after a seal failure between two of the pipeline’s isolation joints. The leak was confined at 11.45 am and has only affected a limited area of land (approximately 40 metres by 25 metres). Clean-up crews were dispatched, and affected soils are being retrieved for processing. No rivers have been affected. There is no concern of any pollution risks. All necessary means were mobilized to contain the incident and authorities were immediately informed. A delegation of members from the “Direction Générale de l'Environnement, the “Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures” and government officials are expected on site.

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