Oil & Gas Facilities Belonging To Shell, Agip Damaged By Explosions In Bayelsa

According to reports, due to attacks on the oil facilities by unknown persons on Monday, the Oil and Gas facilities belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company around Ikarama in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State was damaged by explosions.

According to Ben Warder, A youth leader in the community, he said:

“The site is not far from Ikarama. We heard sounds from the blasts and it sounded like dynamites,” Warder said.

“It was not safe to go near, so when the situation became quiet we had to trace what happened and it turned out that Shell’s gas pipeline and Agip’s crude lines were destroyed.

“The incident resulted in air pollution from the gas pipeline and crude leak which members of the affected communities are battling to cope with,”

Confirming the incident, Michael Adande, spokesperson for the SPDC stated that:

“We have a report of an interference on our pipeline about 1 kilometre from Ikarama community in Bayelsa State.

“We immediately shut-in the line and we have informed the relevant regulatory government agencies and stakeholders.

“A government-led joint investigation team will determine the cause of the interference.”

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