Little advertised, and less reported about, we were informed that Norway's Equinor got an OFAC license on June 7, 2019, for "clean-up or remediation, ordinarily incident and necessary to facilitate the clean-up and remediation of the Petrocedeno Production Oil spill site, including affected surface areas, adjacent lands, and areas of the Morichal San Antonio Creek, as described in the Application." [bod added]
There's not a great deal about Petrocedeño oil spills online, apart from some old posts from 2016 and 2018: see here and here. Let us recall that Petrocedeño is a Norway's Equinor's, France's Total's and PDVSA JV. Neither company has put out releases referring to oil spills in Venezuela's "Morichal San Antonio Creek".
A comment request was put to Equinor, nothing has come thus far.
@Equinor, could you comment on license issued by @USTreasury’s OFAC June 7 detailed below? What #oilspill in “Morichal San Antonio Creek” are you cleaning up? Is it just you, or partner @total got a similar license? How’s @PDVSA assisting in the “clean up” process? #petrocedeño pic.twitter.com/fzD3KJKRaF
— alek boyd (@alekboyd) 13 August 2019