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Published On: Mon, May 20th, 2019

Delta: Nigeria May Lose 240,000 Barrels Of Oil Daily As Fire Razes Pipeline

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LAGOS MAY 30TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Nigeria may probablybe losing no fewer than 240,000 barrels of crude oil per day following the fire outbreak at the Trans-Forcados Pipeline connecting the Forcados Export Terminal in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was not clear what led to the fire outbreak, sources said the inferno occurred at an oil spill site where repair works were ongoing.
Confirming the development, renowned environmental activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade said he had been informed of the fire outbreak, but was yet to lay hands on details of it.
The General Manager, Community Relations of Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited (HEOSL), Mr Sylvester Okoh, said the fire occurred at a crude oil spill site along the pipeline.
According to Okon, “At about 2300hrs on 19 May 2019, a fire incident was reported at the crude oil spill site along the TF pipeline around Yeye Community. It was gathered that the fire occurred due to excessive heat from a pumping machine which was being used to transfer crude oil from the spill site into a barge.
“The fire was reported to have destroyed some equipment at the scene. The houseboat and gunboats were safely relocated from the scene of the fire incident.”

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