Lima, February 11, 2022. Representatives of Repsol have appeared before the Andean, Amazonian, Afro-Peruvian, Environment and Ecology Commission of the Peruvian Congress to detail the company’s response to the oil spill of January 15 and the cleanup and remediation plan implemented after the spill. The President of Repsol Peru, Jaime Fernández-Cuesta, and the Director of Optimization, Logistics and Sales of Refining Peru, Luis Vásquez, also outlined the company’s social actions to support the communities affected by this event.
The company’s representatives responded for nearly three hours to all the questions from the congressmen, provided the required documentation and committed to deliver in writing the detailed information requested by the Commission.
During the session, they reiterated Repsol’s commitment to fully remediate the affected areas and explained that, to date, the clean-up actions are already more than 67% complete. FernándezCuesta reiterated his “commitment to return the Peruvian coastline to its natural state”. In this sense, he highlighted the deployment of more than 2,450 people in charge of the clean-up, in addition to the use of state-of-the-art technology for satellite tracking and in real time, which allows for immediate action by the technicians.
He also emphasized that Repsol has brought to the country the best specialists in dealing with events of this nature, such as the company Environmental Resources Management (ERM) and Lamor, which are applying the highest standards in the sector.
He also stated that the company maintains a continuous dialogue with the various groups of fishermen, merchants and neighbors of the affected areas, to listen to their demands and provide them with the corresponding support. To date, the company has reached collaboration agreements with 34 groups of fishermen and merchants from Chancay, Ancon, Santa Rosa and Ventanilla, among others, comprising more than 2,400 people.
It should be noted that the causes of the spill are under investigation and Repsol is collaborating with the authorities to clarify the facts.