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Oil continued to leak from Petron's ruptured submarine pipeline off Rosario, Cavite, a local diver said Saturday.
Local diver Nestor Danoso said they tried to seal the ruptured oil pipeline with asphalt and rubber, but it continued to spew oil.
The pipeline was ruptured by a ship's anchor at the height of tropical storm "Basyang"
It said that aside from the biting anchor, the leak is also caused by a loose flange.
The PCG also said in the statement that "the situation is presently under control."
The PCDG said that at least one liter of oil is leaking out from the pipeline every 10 minutes.
Rosario Mayor Nonong Ricafrente has said that he is considering suspending the operations of the Petron depot.
Petron, however, said the closure of the depot could be disastrous to Cavite's economy.
The smell of oil is strong. Some fishermen are scooping the oil from the water. They are being paid P200 each day for the task.
200.00 PHP = 4.30852 USD
Bataan province, meanwhile, is also facing the threat of an oil spill.
Two tankers carrying gas have been submerged in the waters of Limay since typhoon 'Basyang' struck.
While no leak has been detected, authorities say the situation is precarious.
The Philippine Coast Guard is closely monitoring the waters off Limay, Bataan.
Oil spill control experts are scouring the area looking for traces of oil spill. None was found.
But the situation is precarious because one the tankers, the MT Deborah Uno, was carrying 200 metric tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
The other tanker, the MT Jors, was carrying 497,000 liters of diesel and gasoline.
The Coast Guard said it has the situation under control, but residents are worried an oil disaster could ruin their livelihood.