SOMO takes legal action against transporters of contaminated black oil shipment
Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Oil Marketing Company "SOMO" confirmed on Thursday that it had previously taken legal measures against the carriers of the contaminated black oil shipment.
The company said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, "Legal measures were taken against the carriers earlier, and they were held fully responsible for the product contamination process, and for violating the terms of the contracts concluded with the company."
And she confirmed, "The continuation of black oil exports in accordance with the required specifications and the mechanisms followed," noting that "the company did not suffer financial losses as a result, and that its dealings are trusted with the contracting authorities."
The company appealed to the media "to deal professionally and patriotically with news related to the oil sector, and to avoid offending national companies, intentionally or otherwise."
Yesterday, Wednesday, Reuters revealed that the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company "SOMO" had sold in recent weeks a shipment of fuel oil contaminated with a cleaning chemical.
It indicated, quoting sources, that it concerned a shipment of between 600,000 and 700,000 tons of high-sulfur fuel oil supplied to SOMO customers, noting that the shipment contained chlorinated organic compounds ranging between 90 and 130 parts per million.
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