AGIP Shuts Pipeline Due To Vandalism

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The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) says there has been a pipeline attack at one of its oilfields in Ogbembiri in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state, and this has compelled the oil firm to shut production on the line.

Consequently, the oil firm has deferred production of 1000 barrels of oil, its production share in the joint venture with the Nigerian Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)






     

     

    According to a statement by the spokesperson of Eni, parent company of NAOC on Wednesday, the attack by unidentified gunmen reportedly occurred on Sunday night around 9 pm.

    Sources at the outfield disclosed that the line has been blown up at least 13 times in the last one month.

    The company said it could not estimate how long it will take to fix the damaged gas pipeline.

    The pipeline is one of the major gas supply pipelines to power plants passing through Tumor community in Bomadi, Delta; Ogbuasiri in Ekeremor and Ogbembiri in Southern Ijaw, Bayelsa.

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