Lagos – Total Nigeria, which has blamed acts
of sabotage for a recent oil spill in the country, has outlined measures to
curb the impact of the setback.
Following the oil spill reported at the Kilometre 25 and
27 locations on its Obagi – Rumuekpe oil export pipeline, on August 16, a Joint
Investigation Visit, in accordance with the extant regulations, was carried out
on the oil spill locations, with relevant regulatory agencies.
The JIV team recorded that the oil spill incident was due
to third-party interference (sabotage).
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Charles Ogan, Deputy General Manager, Media and Public
Affairs, said Total mobilized intervention teams to clamp the leaks on the
pipeline. Relevant agencies and service providers were also mobilized and have
deployed containment booms to contain the spill and prevent further spread.
“TEPNG (Total Energy & Petroleum Nigeria) is
committed to preventing further spread of the spill and to restore the
environment. Total will continue to work with the relevant government
authorities and communities to ensure that this is achieved,” Ogan said. – CAJ
- CAJ News