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Hurricane Dorian causes oil spill in Bahamas

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 8, 2019
A large oil terminal in the Bahamas was damaged during Hurricane Dorian, spilling an unknown amount of oil on the surrounding ground.
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None is believed to have leaked into the water.

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The roofs on five tanks at the South Riding Point oil holding facility for Equinor, a Norwegian energy company, were ripped off by the Category 5 storm's, 185 mph winds.

"Oil has been observed on the ground outside of the onshore tanks," Equinor officials said in a statement.

"It is too early to indicate any volumes. At this point there are no observations of any oil spill at sea."

The facility can hold up to 6.75 million barrels.