Oil Pipe

May 28, 2013 (LBO) – State-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation is repairing an off-shore oil pipeline is expected to completed Tuesday allowing crude to be unloaded from a tanker that was standing by, Sri Lanka’s petroleum ministry said. CPC’s refinery was shut after a consignment of crude failed to arrive in time, but when a second tanker came an off-shore single point buoy mooring system through which crude is unloaded a piped to the shore, was found damaged.

Sri Lanka’s petroleum minister Anura Yapa had visited to observe the work being carried out on May 27.

The ministry said crude unloading is expected to start May 28 when repairs are expected to be complete.