Monday, October 10, 2011

Bayelsa: Fear grips oil companies as explosion rocks Agip facility

Sun News
4 October 2011

Fear has gripped oil companies operating in Bayelsa State as an explosion rocked the oil facility of the Italian oil giant, ENI group in Nembe Local Government Area.
According to investigations, the 18-inch pipeline was said to have been blown up with dynamite by unknown people fueling panic over the resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta region. A loud explosion was said to have shattered the serenity of area where the pipeline link supply to Brass. The explosion led to a huge fire causing pandemonium among the people in the communities around the area. The burst pipeline has also caused major leaks into the creeks.

An official of Eni, however, said the company was on top of the situation as the incident was a small one and the company does not plan to declare any force majeure on its oil export.

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