Another blast hits Chevron facility in Delta

Pipeline-ExplosionAnother explosion rocked a Chevron oil pipeline in Delta State yesterday, the second at a facility of the United States firm in the last one week.

The explosion is likely to further worsen Nigeria’s crude supplies to the refineries.

There have been renewed militant activities, particularly against oil facilities, in recent times and this has reduced Nigeria’s output by 300,000 barrels per day and closed a major export port.

Last week, militants calling themselves the Niger Delta Avengers claimed responsibility for an attack on a Chevron Platform in the same area.

The group, claiming to be fighting for the independence of the Niger Delta, has warned oil firms to leave the region within two weeks, saying it wanted a greater share of oil revenues and an end to oil pollution.

The attacks have brought Nigeria’s oil output to near a 22-year low and any further attacks could cripple output in a country already facing economic crisis.

Navy spokesman, Commodore Chris Ezekobe, confirmed yesterday’s blast at a Chevron oil well at the Marakaba pipeline in Warri, but added that no arrest had been made.

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  • Osanebi Osakuni

    Nigerian economy will crumble under the weight of hatred and illiteracy. Reasonable, humble and peace loving leader will preach peace and act peacefully by embarking on post election visitations to opponents to canvases for a support and plead to forget political differences. Buhari rather chose to insult and threatened the people of Niger Delta. He even drew a line of confrontation by telling the World that his government will care more for those that voted for him. The die is now cast, let’s see how he will defend a network of inflammable substance in the creeks of Niger Delta.

    • LIGHT

      It’s obvious that this man called Buhari is a complete Fulani with unforgiving hearth. He came for revenge not to rebuild Nigeria as promised before the election.

      • Osanebi Osakuni

        He will go down alone. Its only a matter of time.