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Officials blame drop in Nigeria’s gas export on vandalism

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  The drop in Nigeria s gas export by as much as five million standard cubic meters per day has been blamed on the activities of vandals operating in Azikoro community of Bayelsa The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the drop was sequel to an explosion which occurred at the 24 Ogboinbiri and OB OB gas pipeline the gas export feed to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas NL plant Mr Idris Musa the Director General and Chief Executive Officer CEO National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency NOSDRA confirmed the pipeline blast to the NAN on Wednesday He said that the blast was reported to the agency in the early hours of Tuesday noting that the damaged facility normally evacuates an average of 5 Musa said following the notification a team of officials comprising the Secretary of Azikoro community the Bayelsa Commissioner for Mineral Resources and representatives of NOSDRA visited the incident site early Wednesday He said that the Nigerian Agip Oil Company NAOC the operator of the facility was promptly notified of the incident Due to the high pressure NAOC was directed by NOSDRA to depressurize the facility preparatory for a Joint Investigation Visit JIV which will follow immediately to ascertain the cause and extent of the incident NAOC is already at the incident site with the agency among other stakeholders working to contain the explosion and secure the incident site preparatory to JIV and other remedi NewsSourceCredit NAN
Officials blame drop in Nigeria’s gas export on vandalism

1  The drop in Nigeria’s gas export by as much as five million standard cubic meters per day has been blamed on the activities  of vandals operating in Azikoro community of Bayelsa.

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2 The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the drop was sequel to an explosion which occurred at the 24 Ogboinbiri and OB-OB gas pipeline, the gas export feed to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NL plant.

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3 Mr Idris Musa, the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), confirmed the pipeline blast to the NAN on Wednesday.

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4 He said that the blast was reported to the agency in the early hours of Tuesday, noting that the damaged facility normally evacuates an average of 5 .

5 Musa said following the notification, a team of officials comprising the Secretary of Azikoro community, the Bayelsa Commissioner for Mineral Resources and representatives of NOSDRA visited the incident site early Wednesday.

6 He said that the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), the operator of the facility, was promptly notified of the incident.

7 “Due to the high pressure, NAOC was directed by NOSDRA to depressurize the facility preparatory for a Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) which will follow immediately to ascertain the cause and extent of the incident.

8 “NAOC is already at the incident site, with the agency among other stakeholders working to contain the explosion and secure the incident site preparatory to JIV and other remedi

9 NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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