NNPC moves to contain oil pipeline fire outbreak at Baruwa Swamp

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THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Thursday in Abuja reported an oil pipeline fire outbreak along Atlas Cove-Mosimi Pipeline, otherwise, called System 2B pipeline in Baruwa Swamp area of Lagos.

The corporation said that preliminary reports of the incident indicated that the pipeline might have been torched by act of vandalism of suspected oil thieves, who had hacked into the line to intercept flow of petrol.

The corporation, in conjunction with the Lagos State Fire Service, had deployed various categories of personnel to the scene to bring the fire under control.

The NNPC assured the general public that the pipeline will be put back into operation shortly, while the breach has no impact on petroleum products supply in the area.

The corporation confirmed that it has 116 million litres of petrol in Mosimi Depot, 7.5 million litres in Satellite Depot and 35 million litres in Ibadan depots, all within System 2B network.

– Dec. 6, 2019 @ 17:59 GMT |

 

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