Following the incessant vandalism of Trans-Forcados Pipeline (TFP), which feeds the Forcados export terminal in Delta State, Neconde Energy Limited, the exploration and production subsidiary of Obijackson Group, has unveiled plans to evacuate 60,000 barrels per day of crude via barges from Oil Mining Lease (OML) 42 by the end of 2017, THISDAY reports.

Speaking to journalists on the dispute between the company and the host community of Gbaramatu in Delta State, the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Frank Edozie stated yesterday in Lagos that the Trans-Forcados Pipeline has become unreliable for crude evacuation as a result of incessant vandalism.

He said the company would evacuate 45,000 bpd in the next two months when its barging operation becomes fully operational and 60,000 bpd by the end of this year. Edozie revealed that TFP has never evacuated crude for two weeks without any interruption, adding that the pipeline has failed several times since it came back on stream on June 7.