There has been yet another promising indicator that Jamaica may potentially have oil reserves, another on-land oil seep has been confirmed. This 2019 oil seep challenges the previous geological evolution of Jamaica and has identified a new oil family for exploration activity.

Preliminary Geochemical analyses undertaken by the PCJ confirmed that the newest seep apparently originates from a source rock from the Jurassic geological period, which was approximately 160 million years ago, making it older than any rocks found on or offshore Jamaica to date. 

The petroleum corporation of Jamaica is encouraging members of the public to report any potential oil seeps to them for investigation in the following circumstances.

Joel Crosskill carries more details from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica in this report.