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Norway's Equinor gets OFAC license, to clean oil spill in Venezuela

Little advertised, and less reported about, we were informed that Norway's Equinor got an OFAC license on June 7, 2019, for "clean-up or remediation, ordinarily incident and necessary to facilitate the clean-up and remediation of the Petrocedeno Production Oil spill site, including affected surface areas, adjacent lands, and areas of the Morichal San Antonio Creek, as described in the Application." [bod added]

There's not a great deal about Petrocedeño oil spills online, apart from some old posts from 2016 and 2018: see here and here. Let us recall that Petrocedeño is a Norway's Equinor's, France's Total's and PDVSA JV. Neither company has put out releases referring to oil spills in Venezuela's "Morichal San Antonio Creek".

A comment request was put to Equinor, nothing has come thus far.


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