Last Friday, Indecopi filed a lawsuit against Repsol for US$4.5 billion after the oil spill in the Ventanilla Sea.
In this regard, the oil company maintained that the claim in question is “unfounded, inadmissible and incongruous”, since “it does not address the causes of the spill, nor the cleaning and remediation work already completed.”
In addition, Repsol alleges that Indecopi’s estimates lack the minimum basis that supports the figures they require.
The Spanish multinational alleges that at the moment more than 5,500 affected were identified, to whom they were given – an advance payment from a final compensation to be agreed – more than S / 29 million as a result of the agreement signed with the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
In general terms, Repsol argues that at the moment a total of US$ 150 million has been delivered, also considering the costs of containment, cleaning and remediation of the coastline.