Now, drilling company PTTEP says it won’t even try to plug the leak causing the oil spill this weekend. Instead, it will just go and gather information about the leak.
Chemical dispersal agents sprayed on the Timor Sea oil spill have not been effective in preventing the spill from making landfall and causing environmental damage. The number of Indonesian islands known to be suffering from contamination now include Rote, Sumba, Tote Ndao, Landu and Ndana.
In spite of the tremendous mess that PTTEP has made out of the Timor Sea with its technical incompetence already, the company was able to purchase yet more drilling rights in the Timor Sea just yesterday.