OfReg blames COVID for dragging heels on fuel spill

| 17/05/2021 | 19 Comments
Cayman News Service
Rubis tank that leaked (from report)

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) claims it is taking “appropriate actions regarding a tank leak” at the Rubis Terminal in late 2019. Following a report on CNS last week about a review of the spill, which blamed the fuel supplier for not dealing with a corroded tank, the regulator said it had not released the report because “other aspects of the investigation are still ongoing”. Blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for the protracted time it has taken to deal with the issue, OfReg said there were still some “legal requirements and protocols” to take before the inquiry could be concluded.

“OfReg’s official report and recommended enforcement actions are planned to be finalized by June 2021,” officials said in a short statement. “The case file will be submitted accordingly to the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions for further handling.

“OfReg wishes to assure the public that any potential impact that might have arisen at the time of the incident or subsequently were adequately addressed. An environmental assessment was commissioned at the facility and all surrounding areas by the relevant authorities to ensure appropriate action was taken,” the regulator added.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    3 years later and nothing done only after CNS they come up with June. How convenient. Bunch of useless Idiots. Wayne you know what you need to do right? Long overdue.

  2. Anonymous says:

    More excuse crap from them! Shut them down!

  3. Bull$hit Walks says:

    Prove it then OfReg, post the environmental assessment report on your website. Let’s see what OfReg, Rubis and Water Authority actually did to remedy this mess. Also let the people see how much diesel was actually pulled out of the ground and how much remains unaccounted for.

  4. Anonymous says:

    And yet I still saw those fancy ofreg trucks driving around during lockdown. Assuming they were just for personal use than?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Nobody in OfReg can find their ass without a consultant, so until we open our borders and let people in without the need to quarantine, nothing gets done.

    • Anonymous says:

      Personally, I don’t believe it would make any difference! You don’t need more people……….. you just need people to get things done.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Such a bullshit response… OfReg has been a useless strain of government coffers from the beginning

  7. Anonymous says:

    the funds that go to OFREG ( salaries, leasing office space, utilities, etc..) would be much better spent on more after school programs for at risk youths across the Island.

  8. J&A Boyz says:

    Yeah just like telecoms one right? OfReg is full of it ! How convenient by June it will be out sight and out of people’s mind . Till the next episode or a fire or a even more serious incident. You ever wonder how our government thrives on incompetence. Fire this fuel inspector now Cayman before something even more serious occurs.These two dangerous incidents now with the fire at SOL tanks and this are mere warnings.

  9. Anonymous says:

    oh COME ON!?!?!?!? Are you kidding me?

    A major environmental disaster caused by complete ineptitude, laziness, and “I get paid anyway, so I don’t have to do anything…” typical attitude.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Shut OfReg down. They have failed to carry out their duty over and over again.

  11. Anonymous says:

    What a load of happy horseshit !

  12. Anonymous says:

    Criminal negligence.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Bullshit again!! OfReg’s Seniors have to go!

  14. Anonymous says:

    OfReg, where laziness goes to relax.

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