NNPC to Fix Faulty Abura Crude Trunkline in 3 Days
By Dipo Olowookere
On Friday, the Abura Crude Trunkline located at Otu-Jeremi town in Delta State had an eruption, raising fears that power supply in the country would suffer a glitch.
But the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured that the situation will not in any way affect the supply of electricity in the country.
Addressing newsmen in Benin City, Edo State on Saturday at the 2019 NNPC Upstream Golf Tournament, Mr Kyari said the damaged pipeline was being repaired by the state-owned oil agency and would take up to three days to complete.
According to him, the situation was caused by an eruption, not an explosion as being speculated in some quarters, stressing that the spill on the Abura Crude Trunkline in Ughelli South Local Government area of the state has been stopped.
“The damage wasn’t an explosion, it was an eruption on our pipeline and our team has moved to the site. In three days, we are going to fix it,” he said.
“We have curtailed the spill that is coming out. So, it is not an explosion, but an eruption because there was no fire in the place,” he added.
“It will have no effect on the power supply, we are going to fix it soon,’’ Mr Kyari assured.
Business Post reports that the Abura Crude Trunkline is operated by a subsidiary of NNPC, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) with its joint partner, ND Western. The pipeline is in the OML 34.