An attack on a gas pipeline at an oilfield operated by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) at Ogbembiri in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has compelled the oil giant to shut production on the line, The Punch reports.
The company has subsequently deferred the production of 1,000 barrels of oil equivalent of its equity share of production in the field run with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in a joint venture. The attack by yet-to-be-identified gunmen reportedly occurred on Sunday night around 9pm.
A spokesperson of Eni, the parent company of NAOC, who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, said some 1,000 barrels of oil equivalent of its equity share of production were affected. Eni, however could not say how long it would take to fix the damaged gas pipeline.