NNPC steps up effort to fight oil theft
Buisness – The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited is stepping up efforts to combat oil theft in the Niger Delta, as the country’s oil production continues to plunge.
In an update on its fight against crude oil theft in the country in July, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited said it uncovered 162 illegal pipeline connections and illegal refineries in the Niger Delta, mostly in Bayelsa State.
According to report the state-owned oil firm said 93 illegal pipeline connections and 69 illegal refineries were uncovered in Aboa and Gbokoda between July 15 and 21, and had been destroyed.
The company explained that large-scale crude oil theft was currently ongoing in the Niger Delta According to the NNPCL, the illegalities were discovered using its maritime intelligence system.