Peruvian justice prohibits Repsol executives from leaving the country | News


After the oil spill in the Ventanilla Sea, the Peruvian Judiciary declared the request to prevent exit, requested by the Prosecutor’s Office, against four representatives of the Repsol hydrocarbon company due to the serious environmental damage caused by the entity.


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Judge Romualdo Aguedo declared the tax requirement founded and ordered the 18-month exit ban against the general manager of the La Pampilla refinery, Jaime Fernández-Cuesta.

Along with him, the head of the Maritime Terminal 2 of the La Pampilla refinery, Renzo Tejada Mackenzie, and the managers of Repsol in Peru for Environmental Quality, Cecilia Posdas Jhong, and for Production, José Reyes Ruiz, are charged as accomplices.

Within the framework of the hearing, the four directors of Repsol, accused of the alleged crime of environmental contamination due to the oil spill, acquiesced to the request for an exit impediment.

Fernández Cuesta’s lawyer had already announced that he is not going to oppose the request, despite indicating that his client has collaborated at all times and allowed justice to enter La Pampilla for the investigations initiated.

Similarly, the other directors accepted the measure and assured that they did not intend to leave the country to collaborate with the investigations. The Prosecutor’s Office considers that the measure is essential for the investigation and to ensure the clarification of the facts.

According to the Public Ministry, there are indications that “knowing the spill produced, they would not have adequately fulfilled their functions”, since the spill amounted to more than 6,000 barrels, which moved from the refinery to Supe in Barranca, some 140 kilometers away. away.

Exposure to hydrocarbons affected marine waters, the soil and the marine subsoil, with an impact on the flora and the population.

In Peru, the acts typified as environmental contamination receive sentences of no less than four years and no more than six years in prison.

After the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano, a tsunami shook the countries with Pacific coasts, including Peru. With the sudden rise in water levels, the Mare Doricum ship, which was unloading nearly a million barrels in La Pampilla, dumped part of the hydrocarbon on the Peruvian coast.

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