We regret the damage that the oil spill has caused to the Peruvian coastline, the wildlife, and the communities in the area. We reaffirm our absolute commitment to remedy its consequences.

Committed to Remediation

From day one we have been deploying all the human, technical, and economic resources necessary to remedy the consequences of the spill and offer solutions to fishermen, traders, and local populations.

You can learn about the progress and recovery work on this website and on our social media profiles.

Advances in remediation

Learn about our main advances in social and environmental management in response to the spill.

Learn about our advances in remediation.

Action plan

We are working on multiple fronts in the cleanup and remediation of the Peruvian coastline, with constant monitoring of our actions.

Community


We have multiple collaboration agreements with fishermen, merchants, and other affected groups. We are providing channels for ongoing dialogue, and we are firm in our commitment to offer solutions for those affected by the consequences of the spill.

Land


We remove the affected sand with manual labor, carried out by properly trained personnel with the necessary Personal Protective Equipment. In addition, we use heavy machinery to take it to the refinery for remediation.

Air


We use satellite technology and maintain constant aerial monitoring with helicopters and drones to identify possible new affected areas and develop the necessary contingency actions to address and resolve the problem.

Ocean


We work with skimmers, high efficiency marine cleaning machines, which clean affected areas. We also have floating tanks, recovery tanks, and suction tubes.

Wildlife


We count on the specialized advice of experts and are in constant coordination with state agencies for the immediate protection of the affected wildlife.

Testimonials

We are working with experts from 17 countries and with more than 50 companies specialized in oil spill cleanup and remediation.
Oil Spill Response Duty Manager

Elmer Emeric

With more than 25 years of experience in the field of environmental prevention, Oil Spill Response is one of the companies called by Repsol to attend the spill.

Our team of experts counts on renowned Peruvian scientist Marino Morikawa to optimize oil spill remediation work

Marino Morikawa

Repsol called on Marino Morikawa, the Peruvian specialist in nanotechnology and ecological clean-up, renowned for his great environmental recovery work in Lake Titicaca a few years ago

CLEAN-UP STRATEGIES APPLIED TO OIL SPILL IN PERU

Daniel Cruz

Oil spill management expert Daniel Cruz speaks about the strategies applied for oil spill recovery in the affected area

Rescue and treatment processes for animals affected by oil spill in Peru

Valeria Ruoppolo, director of Aiuká, an organization specialized in the rescue and treatment of fauna as a result of oil spills, explained in detail the processes carried out in the daily work with the fauna affected by the oil spill in Ventanilla.

Edward Owens

“With all the uncertainties that always exist in these types of situations, Repsol's schedule seems very reasonable to me, based on everything I've seen here"

TREATMENT OF AFFECTED WILDLIFE

Valeria Ruoppolo

“Our responsibility is to identify animals on land that need to be captured. We monitor the land, capture the animals in coordination with the authorities, SERNANP and SERFOR, and from there the animals are collected and taken to SERFOR's collection points”

third bird release 25-04-22

third bird release 25-04-22

third bird release 25-04-22

Otter model skimmer

Chancay 23-03-2022

Chancay 23-03-2022

Chancay 23-03-2022

Chancay 23-03-2022

  Videos

Monitoring and Surveillance Stage

Fourth release of birds

Ícono de validado por la comunidad

Press releases

Press release to the public

June 24, 2022 | Committed to remediation | No Comments
Lima, June 24, 2022. In view of the conclusions mentioned in the Final Report on the causes that would have originated the spill in Ventanilla, prepared by the Commission of…

We reaffirm our commitment to the affected population after the oil spill.

June 21, 2022 | Committed to remediation | No Comments
Around 6,000 people have already received compensation advances up to the amount of 6,000 soles each. Lima 21.06.22. Repsol reaffirms its commitment to comply with the agreements with the affected…

Elmer Emeric

June 13, 2022 | Testimonials | No Comments
Elmer Emeric, Oil Spill Response Duty Manager, is part of the team of experts called by Repsol. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of environmental prevention,…

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of assistance will you provide to fishermen and businesses in the affected areas?

Repsol’s commitment is to support all the people who are suffering the consequences of the spill until the beaches and the sea are suitable for the development of their various productive activities. For this reason, company representatives are in constant dialogue with the local communities to inform them of the progress made and to attend to their needs.

Since January, Repsol has been providing basic necessities support through vouchers and payment cards of S/500. On March 4, we signed an agreement with the Peruvian government whereby those affected by the spill, who have been duly identified through the census carried out by INDECI and agreed with the company, will receive a partial compensation advance to mitigate the impact on their labor income. These compensation advances of S/3,000 have already started to be paid out, and the company is working to ensure that they reach all those affected.

What do affected fishermen and businesses have to do to collect the compensation advance?

All affected parties included in the common census must voluntarily sign individual certificates to receive their compensation advance of S/3,000. The individual certificates can be signed through the sectoral associations to which they belong or by going to the spaces that will be set up for this purpose in coordination with the local governments. Once the information in the report has been verified, those affected will receive the deposit of S/3,000 soles as a compensation advance within 7 working days.

If an affected person is not included in the common census prepared by INDECI and agreed upon by the company, he/she should report his/her case to the Civil Defense office of his/her municipality so that they can evaluate his/her case.

The common census can be consulted in the web https://www.gob.pe/padronafectados 

Will the aid to those affected be only short term?

Repsol’s commitment is long term and will continue with the dialogue with all affected groups and in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. 

We will focus on the development of medium- and long-term productive projects and diversification workshops for the long-term productive sectors.

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