Cyprus: Syrian oil slick could reach the island in 24 hours

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An oil slick believed to have originated from an influence plant inside one in all Syria’s oil refineries might attain Cyprus’ northeastern tip within the subsequent 24 hours, the Mediterranean island nation’s Fisheries and Marine Analysis Division stated Monday.

The Division stated the newest pc mannequin signifies the oil spill might have an effect on Apostolos Andreas Cape within the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus by late Tuesday.

It stated data and pictures obtained from ships within the area present the slick is a skinny movie of oil moderately than thick crude.

The Cypriot authorities has knowledgeable Turkish Cypriot authorities concerning the slick’s progress and is able to supply any help.

Syria’s state information company stated final week that the spill occurred after gas leaked from a tank on the Baniyas Thermal Station.

Syria’s oil sources are principally exterior of government-controlled areas however its two refineries are beneath authorities management. This makes Damascus reliant on Iran for gas, however U.S. Treasury sanctions have hindered the availability community, which spans Syria, Iran and Russia.

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