Equinor estimates 119,000 barrels of oil were released in the Bahamas

Equinor's headquartersEquinor's headquarters at Fornebu in Bærum.Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

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Equinor has estimated that around 119,000 barrels of oil ran out of the company’s oil terminal in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian in August. Around 30 percent has been collected.

119,000 barrels of oil represents about six percent of the 1.88 million barrels of oil stored at the site, Sysla writes.

According to Equinor, most of the oil spill has occurred within or near the terminal area.

119,000 barrels of oil equals nearly 19 million liters, or 19,000 cubic meters of oil.

“More of the oil will be collected over the next few weeks as work continues to clear the collection pits around the tanks,” an Equinor press release said.

Equinor has ten oil tanks at the terminal at South Riding Point in the Bahamas. Two of the ten tanks in the area had their roofs blown off, writes Sysla.

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