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Vandals forcing us to shut down, stole $4bn oil in 2021 – NNPC

by Good News

The Neighborhood Managing Director of Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Firm Dinky, Mele Kyari has disclosed that oil vandals rating compelled the nation to shut down production at several fields.

Mr Kyari disclosed that the nation lost a minimal of 200,000 barrels per day to grease theft and used to be compelled to shut down production at several terminals. The GMD pegged the worth of oil stolen in 2021 at $4 billion.

He stated that vandalism has escalated in 2022 to an reasonable of 250,000 per day, hence, on the reasonable trace of $100 per barrel, the nation is shedding $1.5 billion per day to grease theft.

The GMD disclosed these on Thursday while exhibiting before the House Committee on Petroleum (Upstream). The committee is investigating oil theft in Nigeria.

“The act of vandals and thieves rating gotten to a stage we now rating to shut down the transnational pipeline and direct power majeure on it. And additionally NCTL pipeline, thereby leading us to voice power majeure on bonny. As we talk now, there may per chance be no production into the TMK and the NCTL because we can no longer take care of the operations.

“That is no longer because we don’t return to interchange the pipelines that are tapped, because as we attain, we now rating repeated insertions on these pipelines by vandals. It bought to a degree the establish the bonny terminal while you inject 239,000 barrels per day, it bought to a degree when we can obtain easiest 3,000 per day. There is fair no reason why anybody ought to proceed.

“Certain it came to a stage when we can easiest obtain 3,000 barrels per day and it bought to zero and we shut down.

“There are glaring implications, while you lose terminate to 200,000 per day, even at reasonable $65 per day, we lost terminate to $4billion January and December 2021 in terms of trace lost. In 2022, January so a long way, the losses rating escalated to over 250,000 per day and at most up-to-date costs of $100 per barrel. Even internal this rapid interval, we now rating lost terminate to N1.5 billion per day,” he acknowledged.

The revelation by Mr Kyari is coming in the wake of a teach by the Chairman of United Financial institution of Africa, Tony Elumelu and the comment by the Total Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God, EA Adeboye.

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