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Oil pipelines under attack – NNPC



The National Petroleum Corporation of Nigeria (NNPC) has warned of attacks on pipelines. The corporation revealed this in its Monthly Financial and Operating Report (MFOR) for June published in Abuja, on Sunday.

The Nigeria newspaper report that in June 1,760 million liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as gasoline, were supplied.

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Regarding pipeline vandalism, the report revealed that there was a 77 percent increase in cases of pipeline vandalism in its pipeline infrastructure network across the country in the month under review.

According to the report, 106 points of the pipe were violated, representing an increase of the 60 points destroyed in May 2019.

He further explained that the Aba-Enugu axis in the pipe corridor of the 2E system represented 25 percent of the total points sprayed, while the Atlas Cove Cove-Mosimi Lagos axis of the 2B system had 23 percent of the pipe points. Engaged.

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He noted that the Ibadan-Ilorin section of the System 2B pipe represented 18% of the affected lines, followed by the PHC-Aba section of System 2E, which was responsible for 13% of the affected pipe.

“Other areas accounted for the remaining 21 percent of cumulative line breaks,” he said.

He added that despite unjustified violations of its critical pipe network during the period, the corporation had ensured continuous fuel supply and effective distribution throughout the country during the month under review.

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In the gas subsector, the report revealed that there were 223.98 billion cubic feet (BCF) of natural gas in the month under review.

This resulted in an average daily production of 7,466.09 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd). “The figure registered a slight increase of 0.11 percent compared to the gas production of the previous month.

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“For the period from June 2018 to June 2019, a total of 3,063.89BCF of gas was produced, which represents an average daily production of 7,873.58mmscfd during the period.

“Production in the period to the date of Joint Ventures (JV), production sharing contracts (PSC) and NPDC contributed approximately 68.93 percent, 21.34 percent, and 9.74 percent, respectively, to total national gas production “, He said.