NNPCL discovers 162 illegal oil connections, refineries

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Abuja, July 30, 2023 -The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) discovered 162 illegal oil pipeline connections and illegal refineries in the Niger Delta, particularly in Bayelsa in the last one week.

This was reported by a documentary titled ‘War on Crude oil Theft’ by the company and shared through the social media.

The documentary said the illegalities were discovered through a maritime intelligence system.

According to the documentary, 93 illegal pipeline connections and 69 illegal refineries were discovered from Aboa and Gbokoda between July 15 and July 21 and which have been destroyed.

NNPCL said that 27 pipelines were vandalised, while wooden boats, trucks and those arrested were about 30.

It said the vandalised pipelines were being repaired. (GBN)

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