NNPC, the national oil company, records significant wins against pipelines vandals even as export earning dip,
The Corporation says it reduced oil thieves’ attacks on its pipelines by half. The thieves vandalize pipelines and disrupt petroleum products distribution.
Corporation’s spokesperson, Dr. Kennie Obateru, said in a statement that vandals struck at only 19 points along NNPC’s pipeline routes in March 2020. This is a notable decrease of 47% from February when they struck at 32 points along various routes.
He attributed the positive development to upscaled collaborative efforts among the NNPC, local communities along pipeline routes, and other stakeholders.
The figures were published in the NNPC’s Monthly Financial and Operations Report for March 2020. The report exposed South-West and North-Central pipeline routes as hot zones where oil vandals staged most operations in March.
According to the publication, more than three-quarters of the sabotage reported in March 2020 occurred along the Atlas Cove to Mosimi route (53%) and the route between Mosimi and Ibadan (21%).
In the North Central, attacks along the Suleja to Minna route accounted for 26 percent of the disruptions.