Diesel spill at Neste Oil’s Porvoo refinery
Around 250 m3 of diesel fuel was involved in a spill of fuel that took place at Neste Oil’s Porvoo refinery at around 2.30 EET on the morning of Friday, 10 December. The fuel leaked from a pipeline connection when it was being transferred from one storage tank to another. Cleanup operations were initiated immediately and the leak repaired. A small amount of oil was observed on the surface of the sea in the refinery’s harbor, however. Booms were deployed to prevent the oil escaping further.
Neste Oil Corporation
Director, Corporate Communications
Further information: Miika Eerola, General Manager, Porvoo refinery, tel. +358 (0)50 458 2300
Neste Oil in brief
Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company concentrating on low-emission, high-quality traffic fuels. The company is the world's leading supplier of renewable diesel. Neste Oil's refineries are located at Porvoo and Naantali in Finland and have a combined crude oil refining capacity of approx. 260,000 bbl/d. The company had net sales of EUR 9.6 billion in 2009, employs around 5,000 people, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
Neste Oil is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and is featured in the Ethibel Pioneer Investment Register. It has been awarded 'Best in Class' recognition for its social accountability by the Norwegian bank, Storebrand, and is on Innovest's Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable corporations. Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) has ranked Neste Oil as the best performer in the oil & gas sector. Further information: www.nesteoil.com.