Recent repairs on the Warri and Kaduna refineries suffered a major setback with the blowing up of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) crude trunkline feeding crude oil to both Warri and Kaduna refineries late on Thursday night, ThisDay reports.
The attack on the NNPC facility, which was recently repaired, is the second in as many days carried out by a new group of suspected militants in the Niger Delta that has vowed to cripple the oil and gas industry and the backbone of the Nigerian economy.
Also reportedly hit in the latest attack on Thursday night is an oil flow station feeding the Chevron Tank-farm in Warri South-West Government Area, Delta State. A gas line feeding Lagos and Abuja power plants was also said to have been hit in what appears to be a well-coordinated renewed attack on the oil facilities in the Niger Delta.
(Source: ENERGY MIX REPORT)