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Osagie Okunbor, SPDC MD/Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria

SPDC reports 51 leaks from its operations in N/Delta

Osagie Okunbor, SPDC MD/Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) says it has so far reported 51 leaks from its oil production activities in the Niger Delta in the current year.

This is according to data obtained from the oil firm’s spills incident PORTAL on Tuesday.

According to SPDC management, 44 of such spill incidents were traced to sabotage by vandals while seven of the reported leaks were caused by operational factors.

In the last month, May, eight spills which discharged 253.07 barrels of SPDC’s bonny light crude blend into the environment.

Of the eight spills recorded, six were caused by sabotage whereas two were from operational factors.

The data showed that operational spills accounted for 6.07 barrels of the 253.07 while sabotage accounted for 247 barrels.

In the previous year, 2020, a total of 159 spills were reported with sabotage being responsible for 140 of the spills while operational factors were responsible for 19 of the incidents.

Although more spills, totalling 190 were reported in 2019 a similar pattern was observed as sabotage was responsible for 183 while operational causes were responsible for seven spill incidents.

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