Oil theft: Navy inducts 250 inshore patrol boats

Olaleye Aluko

The Nigerian Navy  has said it has inducted more than 250 Inshore Patrol Boats as well as acquired more Seaward Defence Boats to check oil theft and other maritime crimes in parts of the country.

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas, revealed  this on Tuesday. He said  some piracy attacks occasionally occurred on the  Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea which called for more proactive actions by the military and other stakeholders.

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Source: punchng.com

Shell calls for vigorous campaign against pipeline vandalism


WARRI: SHELL has enjoined stakeholders in the Niger Delta to vigorously campaign against attack on oil crude oil facilities, stressing that effort should be made to save the environment from impact of oil pollution.

General Manager External Relatons, Igo Weli made the appeal in Warri, Delta state at the media launch of the 2019 edition of Shell in Nigeria briefing notes, adding that the oil giant was committed to improving quality of life in its areas of operations.

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Source: vanguardngr.com

Nigeria’s oil exports threatened as fire hits 250,000bpd pipeline

The nation’s crude oil exports have suffered a fresh setback following a fire outbreak on the Trans Forcados Pipeline, one of the nation’s key export routes.

One of our correspondents learnt that the fire occurred late Sunday evening on a section of the pipeline that was undergoing repairs.

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Source: hellenicshippingnews.com

Navy arrests Ghanaian, eight Beninoise for oil theft

by Tajudeen Adebanjo and Yewande Fasan

The Nigerian Navy has said it arrested nine foreign nationals alongside two boats and seven trucks over alleged stolen Petrol Motor Spirit (PMS) around the Atlas Cove area of Lagos.

The Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Commodore Ibrahim Shettima said this while briefing reporters at the command in Apapa, Lagos.

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Source: thenationonlineng.net

‘Unchecked crude oil theft fuels illegal artisanal refining’

By Kelvin Ebiri

Environmental stakeholders have blamed the unchecked rampant crude theft for the thriving of artisanal refinery activities, which now devastate the environment in the Niger Delta.

The stakeholders also noted that the continuing gas-flaring in the Niger Delta clearly underscores the failure of democratic institutions in the country to address the environmental challenges faced by oil-bearing communities in the region.

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Source: guardian.ng

Nigeria deploys satellite tech to track oil smugglers

From algorithms to track “dark” ships smuggling stolen crude oil to an online licensing system to undercut corruption, one Nigerian government agency hopes it can use new technology to tackle theft which has cost the country billions.

But the initiative by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) may be too late to stem the migration of energy majors to the relative safety of drilling at sea, driven offshore by an illegal trade that Nigeria’s sprawling bureaucracy has for decades proved unable or unwilling to tackle.

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Source: hellenicshippingnews.com

Fire guts oil wells in Ondo as multinational alleges sabotage

By Oluwaseun Akingboye

Five oil wells, operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) at Ajegunle Ikorigho community in Ilaje Local Council of Ondo State, have engulfed in combustible fire few weeks after militants threatened to resume hostilities in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

The Guardian learnt that the inferno, which had been on for seven days, worsened yesterday and spread to neighbouring riverine communities.

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Source: guardian.ng