Nornickel reports second Arctic oil spill [UPDATED]

Russian multi-metal miner Nornickel reported a second Arctic fuel spill during an aviation refueling exercise, the company said on Sunday July 12.

Around 44.5 tonnes of fuel was lost at subsidiary Norilsktransgaz’s pipeline in Tukhard, Krasnoyarsk, due to pipeline depressurization, which occurred at 11.15am on Sunday and lasted approximately 15 minutes, the company said.

No casualties were reported as a result of the incident, yet all fuel transfer activities...


Amy Hinton

July 13, 2020

15:42 GMT