150 Crude Oil Theft Incidents Occurred In 7days – NNPCL

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has said that between August 26 and September 1, 2023, there were 150 crude oil theft incidents mainly across Bayelsa, Rivers, Imo and Delta states.

The company stated this through a video shared on its Twitter account on Tuesday, September 5.

According to the report, a total of 56 illegal refineries were located and subsequently dismantled while 22 illegal connections and 9 Vessel AIS Infractions were uncovered.

Law enforcement agencies made 16 vehicle arrests and a total of 7 pipeline vandalism acts were detected.

The Western region recorded 24 incidents. A significant number of incidents, totaling 50, were reported in the Central region. The Eastern region of the oil-producing Niger Delta experienced the highest number of incidents, with 67 recorded.

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