NPDC Pipeline Set on Fire, Cause Unclear

NPDC Pipeline Set on Fire, Cause Unclear
A crude oil pipeline belonging to the Niger Petroleum Development Company was set on fire, according to a report from Nigerian newspaper Vanguard.

A crude oil pipeline belonging to the Niger Petroleum Development Company was set on fire late Tuesday, according to a report from Nigerian newspaper Vanguard.

 

 

The pipeline was seen sending huge balls of flame into the atmosphere, Vanguard said.

It is not currently clear if the cause of the fire was the result of an attack or an environmental incident. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the fire.

In 2016 a group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers launched a string of attacks on oil and gas facilities. As a result of the attacks, Nigeria's oil production fell by almost 40 percent to 1.4 million barrels per day last year.

On January 6, the NDA revealed plans for new attacks on its website.

 

 

The group declared two operations in an effort to “reclaim its motherland and dislodge all cleavages the Nigerian Ruling oligarchy has foisted on the region”.

All NDA fighters have been placed on “high readiness” to “knock the enemy very hard,” according to a statement on the NDA’s website.

A graduate in journalism from Cardiff University, Andreas has eight years of experience as a business journalist. Email Andreas at andreas.exarheas@rigzone.com

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