Community & Environment

Destruction of recovered stolen oil angers experts

Aug 26, 2013

Stakeholders in the Nigerian oil and gas industry have condemned the destruction of recovered stolen crude oil in the Niger Delta by the Joint Task Force, citing environmental and ecological reasons. This dominated discussions at the Conference on Oil Theft and Illegal Bunkering in the Niger Delta recently organised by the Office of the Special…

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Navy hands over oil thieves apprehended in Bayelsa to EFCC

Aug 26, 2013

For 11 Nigerians and a Camerounian suspected  of oil theft, the day of justice is approaching. The end of the road in their nefarious activities came recently when officials of the Nigerian Navy intercepted their boat and arrested them for allegedly stealing 10,000 litres of illegally refined diesel   off the waterways of the Egweama community…

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$940m lost to piracy in Gulf of Guinea – Nigerian Navy

Aug 26, 2013

The Nigeria Navy, NN, authorities say piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, GoF, cost the world economy about $940 million last year, with an expected rise in loss this year. The Flag Officer Commanding, FOC, Western Naval Command, WNC, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ette Ibas, made this disclosure while speaking to journalists about the forthcoming Offshore Patrol…

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JTF destroys 48 illegal refinery sites in the Niger Delta

Aug 24, 2013

The Joint Task Force code-named Operation Pulo Shield has destroyed 48 illegal refinery camps in the Niger Delta in a renewed offensive against crude oil theft in the blighted region. Also, 40 wooden boats known as ‘Cotonou boats’ used by the oil thieves were destroyed by the operatives of the Special Security Forces who also nabbed…

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We are containing oil spill in the Niger Delta – Shell

Aug 24, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian unit is containing an oil spill in the Niger Delta, the company said on Friday, after the military reported liquid “jetting” out of a pipeline. Massive oil theft, sabotage of infrastructure and leaks from ageing pipelines are all cutting into the profits of oil majors operating in Nigeria, as well as…

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OPTS disputes Nigeria’s daily crude oil theft figures

Aug 22, 2013

Members of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) have said the current figures bandied around as Nigeria’s daily crude oil loss to theft, owing to illegal bunkering activities in the Niger Delta region was inaccurate. It said  Wednesday in Abuja that Nigeria’s actual crude oil loss to theft had for a while hovered around 49,000…

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Navy parades four suspected pirates in Lagos

Aug 21, 2013

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday paraded four suspected sea robbers who had allegedly hijacked a barge (huge boat) MV Crow, on August 14, 2013 at Escravos River located on the Gulf of Guinea. The PUNCH had reported that the men of the Nigerian Navy killed some sea robbers during a 30-minute gun duel on August…

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NNPC, oil majors urged to bury pipelines deeper to check oil theft

Aug 20, 2013

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and multinational oil companies operating in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry have been urged to bury the pipelines deeply underground, to make them inaccessible to oil thieves and vandals. Stakeholders at the recent community-focused conference on ‘Oil Theft and Illegal Oil Bunkering’, organised by the office of the Special…

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Navy engages and kills 12 pirates in Delta State

Aug 20, 2013

In an operation that was confirmed as the first direct confrontation between the men of the Nigerian Navy and pirates operating along the nation’s waterways in recent time, 12 pirates were feared killed by a naval team, during a rescue operation on a hijacked oil vessel in Forcados in Delta State. It was gathered that…

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Chevron, Bayelsa community disagree over spills

Aug 19, 2013

Controversy is trailing the oil and gas spills which occurred about a month ago at the Funiwa Field of Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, in Koluama One and Two in South Ijaw Local Government of Bayelsa State. Chevron’s General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Deji Haastrup in a statement made available yesterday to Sunday Mirror…

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