Friday, 8 July 2016

Agip Confirms Militant Attacks On Pipelines


Niger Delta Avengers takes credit for an attack onoil infrastructure in southern Bayelsa state.ByDaniel J. Graeber| July 8, 2016 at 8:07 AM. Follow @crudeoilpricesCommentsItalian energy company Eni confirms pipeline infrastructure in the Niger Delta , July 8
Italian energy company Eni confirmed Friday that it was the target of sabotage in the Niger Delta, with a minorimpact on its equity production.

A group calling itself the Niger Delta Avengerstook creditfor an attack on pipeline infrastructurein the southern Bayelsa state that's operated by a subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni. A spokesperson for the company confirmed the attack in a statement emailed to UPI. About 4,000 barrels of oil equivalent production equity to Eni was impacted, though the spokesperson said overall operations were still under force majeure, meaning it's freed from fulfilling its contract because of circumstances beyond its control.

The attack come nearly one month to the day after the group said it blew up a pipeline in Bayelsa state said to be the largest operated by Eni's subsidiary in the Niger Delta region.The Niger Delta Avengers surfaced early this year, launching a militant campaign against national and international energy companies working in the Niger Delta. 

The group accuses the government of Nigerian PresidentMuhammadu Buhariof favoring oil and gas interests over the interests of the people in the Niger Delta.
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