Pipeline leak in Guayaguayare Bay Media Release No 1

About midday today, Sunday 11th September, NGC's Control Room was alerted by the T&T Coast Guard of a water spout present just off Galeota Point in the vicinity of several natural gas and oil pipelines.

At this point we are unable to confirm the cause or source of the water disturbance.

NGC has been liaising with energy operators in the area - BGTT, bpTT, Repsol and Petrotrin to determine whether the sea spout is associated with any of the pipelines in the area.

In addition, NGC has initiated actions on site and in its Control Rooms to monitor gas flow in the NGC pipeline in the area.

We are also making arrangements to conduct a physical inspection of our gas pipeline within 24 hours.

However, we are ensuring that the community, in particular fishermen are made aware and advised to keep away from the area.

As soon as further information is available, we will issue an update.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
5.47 P.M.