The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) of Nigeria reported that the two recent leaks from Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) oil fields in Southern Ijaw and Brass Local Government Areas of Bayelsa were caused by equipment failure.

The spill occurred two weeks ago on the 24-inch Ogoda-Brass crude oil trunk line and has left a devastating mess. Chairman of Okpoama Kingdom Oil and Gas Committee, Percy Wemi-Kwomain, said NAOC made two attempts to fix the leaking pipeline without the usual Joint Investigation Visit conducted by the relevant authorities concerned, but were stopped by youths placed on surveillance in the area, according to a report by Nigerian news outlet Punch.

 

Source: Petroleum Africa

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