Monday, 4 March 2013

Shell Threatens To Shut Down Its Biggest Oil Pipe Line Over Crude Oil Theft

Mutiu Sunmonu (MD Shell Nigeria)
Anglo Dutch oil giant Shell Petroleum Development Company has threatened to shut down its biggest oil pipeline in the Niger Delta, the Nembe Creek oil Trunkline.

The Nembe Creek oil Trunkline which runs across Rivers and Bayelsa States earns Nigeria its biggest oil revenue.

Shell said the threat to shutdown followed increasing cases of crude oil theft on the facility.

The Managing Director of Shell Mutiu Sunmonu issued the threat after conducting journalists on an helicopter ride over some illegal oil sites in Rivers and Bayelsa states.

He said vandals steal over sixty thousand barrels of crude oil per day from the Nembe creek oil trunk line.

Mutiu Sunmonu also said oil theft in the Niger Delta has become more sophisticated.
The Managing Director of Shell Mutiu Sunmonu also called for urgent action to tackle the menace of crude oil theft and proliferation of illegal refineries in the Niger Delta.

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