Fossil Energy – Oil Spill
Several hundred barrels of oil have spilled into the Irish Sea after a pipeline operated by Italian supermajor Eni leaked off the coast of the UK.
Eni UK said in a statement that a hydrocarbons release of around 500 barrels occurred on Monday, February 14, from its pipeline between the Conwy and Douglas Installations, some 20 miles from the North Wales coast.
According to Eni, all the relevant authorities have been promptly informed and the company is working in full collaboration with them. Eni also stated that there was no impact to any personnel on the installations.
The Italian firm has immediately shut down the Conwy to Douglas line at the time of the spill.