Perenco in damage-limitation mode at Cap Lopez oil terminal

Storage tanks at the Cap Lopez oil terminal in Gabon, surrounded by a pool of crude oil.
Storage tanks at the Cap Lopez oil terminal in Gabon, surrounded by a pool of crude oil. © Bernard Christian Rekoula
Under the management of the Franco-British company since December, Gabon's main terminal for oil exports has suffered a leak of some 50,000 m3 of crude. With one of the country's key facilities out of action, Perenco and the Gabonese authorities have been heavily criticised for their lack of transparency over the circumstances of the accident and its social, environmental and economic impact. [...] (953 words)
Issue dated 09/05/2022 Reading time 4 minutes
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