The initial estimated volume of the oil spill at the South Riding Point terminal after the impact of Hurricane Dorian is 119,000 barrels or around 6% of the total 1.88 million barrels stored. Around 30% of this has already been recovered and the clean-up continues with full strength.
Most of the spilled volumes are within or near the terminal area. More of the oil will be recovered over the coming weeks as work progresses to empty containment berms surrounding the tanks.
Equinor is committed to cleaning up. Plans for how to address the outside area are being matured and executed in close dialogue with the Bahamian government.
The calculation of oil spilled versus oil recovered will likely never fully match. This is due to the evaporation of oil and other natural processes.
Significant personnel and other resources from the Bahamas as well as international specialists continue to be engaged in the recovery efforts. The work is carried out with focus on safety for all workers and under strict HSE guidelines.
Equinor continues to survey the facility and surrounding area both from the air and ground. The company has not observed any leakage of oil from the terminal to the sea.