Nigeria’s largest indigenous oil producer,Aiteo has successfully doused a fire that recently occurred along the Nembe Creek Trunk Line(NCTL).
This is indicated in a press statement issued out by the African energy giant on Tuesday, which operates the important crude evacuation facility.
“Aiteo confirms that the fire reported within its Right Of Way(ROW) of the NCTL on 21 April 2019 has been completely put out,” Ndiana Mathew, Aiteo’s spokesperson announced.
According to the spokesman, the security team conducted further inspections at various times on Monday and confirms this position.
“In line with regulatory requirements, a Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) comprising security and regulatory agencies as well as community representatives and Aiteo personnel will be constituted and deployed to the site to attend to the necessary incident formalities. This team is expected at the incident site imminently,” Mathew stated
“The Joint Task Force on Security team has confirmed that sabotage of the pipeline at Awoba was responsible; has identified some culprits and is set to act as is necessary.
“Aiteo is working on further site preparation and mobilisation of specialised equipment to the swamps for further remedial action to facilitate a quick return to full functionality. Further information will be made available as soon as these occur, ” Mathew added