Sunday, February 19, 2012

Diezani Makes Pledges on Tours of Bayelsa Gas Fire

PM News
17 February 2012

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has pledged the commitment of the Federal Government to provide lasting solution to the incidents of environmental pollution caused by the exploration and production of oil and gas especially in the Niger Delta region of the country.

Speaking during an assessment tour of some communities believed to have been impacted by the recent gas fire at the Chevron Nigeria operated KS Endeavour drilling rig, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke stated the readiness of the Petroleum Ministry to galvanise the International Oil Companies, IOCs, as well as the host communities to ensure that the operating environment is made safe for all concerned in line with international best practice.

Last month there was a fire outbreak after an explosion from a new gas well head at Funawa 5 gas platform along the Kolu-Ama River in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on the Drilling Rig KS located in shallow water approximately 10 km off the coast of Nigeria.

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