Friday, August 30, 2019

Explosion erupts on NPDC crude trunk line in Delta

Explosion has erupted on Abura crude trunk line in Otu Jeremi, Ughelli south local government area at about 2pm on Friday.

The line is operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC with its joint partner ND Western is in OML 34.

There's no official comment on the likely cause of the eruption on the oil facility from the operators yet. Meantime, community sources said it would not be unconnected with activities of oil thieves.

Illegal bunkering activities has been a major source of concern in the area with military operations coordinated by Sector One Operation Delta Safe, destroying several illegal oil refining equipment used by the oil thieves about three months ago.