Bahamas Terminal Returns to Full Ops
Buckeye Partners, L.P. reported Friday that it has resumed full operations at its Buckeye Bahamas Hub (BBH).
Buckeye stated that BBH – the largest petroleum products terminal in the Western Hemisphere – sustained only minor damage from Hurricane Dorian, which devastated part of The Bahamas early this month. The company added that its has completed inspections and repairs and that it found no indications of product release or environmental threats. Last week, Buckeye restored partial operations at BBH.
“On behalf of the entire company, I want to thank the Buckeye emergency response teams and al of our employees in The Bahamas for their dedicated work to safely restore operations at our Buckeye Bahamas Hub,” Khalid A. Muslih, executive vice president and president of Buckeye’s Global Marine Terminals unit, said in a written statement emailed to Rigzone.
Buckeye also stated that the company and its employees have been contributing to various relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Dorian.
“Buckeye wants to do our part to support the process of recovering from the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Dorian,” stated Muslih. “We have communicated our commitment to assist with the effort to the Government of The Bahamas and will continue working closely with the government and the community through the rebuilding effort.”
Another Bahamas terminal, Equinor ASA’s South Riding point oil storage facility, sustained damage from Dorian. On Sept. 17, Equinor reported that it has ramped up oil spill recovery operations at the terminal with the arrival of additional personnel and response equipment. The company also stated that aerial surveillance had shown no oil observed at sea.
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