Total E&P Nigeria Limited,TEPNG, has suspended expedition of crude on its Obagi – Rumuekpe 12-inch oil export pipeline in Rivers State.
The stoppage of oil expedition on the pipeline followed what the oil company described as an abnormal situation which was experienced during crude oil expedition on August 16, 2015.
The company’s Deputy General Manager in charge of Media and Public Affairs, Charles Ogan, in a statement, on Tuesday, August 18, that during crude oil expedition operation on August 16, it was observed that the oil expedited from Obagi was not received at Rumuekpe metering station.
Ogan said:“Expedition was immediately stopped and a helicopter over-flight was carried out, which revealed oil spill and fresh excavations on the pipeline Right Of Way,” he said.
He however stated that the relevant authorities have been informed. In addition, he gave the assurance that further updates on the incident which occurred within Oil Mining Lease (OML) 58 would be provided in due course.