Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL) has informed that due to the unusually heavy rain in Karachi on August 25, 2020, the rainwater washed away a portion of the Piles Bridge carrying the intra-city oil pipelines of the company which connects Keamari Terminal to the Refinery at Korangi Creek for transportation of crude oil and product.
“The incident resulted in severely damaging the aforesaid oil pipelines,” read the notification.
The notification further added,
Though the access to the site is difficult, the company is assessing the situation so that the magnitude of damage can be ascertained, enabling it to take required measures regarding safety and continuity of Refinery Operations in the present situation, which may include temporary shutdown of Refinery Operations.
Once a thorough assessment is completed, the company will be able to estimate the time period for restoring the oil-pipelines and take appropriate decisions accordingly.