5 June 2016
According to Eni, the parent company of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), the firm’s oil productions has reduced by 65,000 barrels per day following Friday’s attack on its pipeline in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
The two attacks forced a shutdown of 5,200 barrels of their equity share of oil output – this was confirmed by a spokesperson for Eni on Sunday.
An e-mail from Eni’s Media Relations Unit said: “The total deferred production due to the attack is 65,000 barrels of oil equivalent daily.
“I can confirm that there is no further impact on production, since all production from the swamp area has already been stopped days ago”.
According to crude production figures provided by the oil firm, the country is losing about 3.12 million dollars in revenue each day the NAOC operated facility remains out of production.
In thesame vein, Mr. Shola Omole, the spokesman for Aiteo, operator of the Nembe Creek Trunk Line which was attacked by the Niger Delta Avengers on May 28, said the line which conveyed crude to Bonny export terminal had been shut.
Omole stated that some 75,000 barrels daily production was deferred as the line remained out of service.
Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday said that Nigeria now produces 1.6 million barrels per day which excludes further production outages due to attack on Agip, Chevron and Shell.