No Record Of Pipeline Explosion In Nembe – NNPC

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The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has denied knowledge of pipeline explosion in Nembe, Bayelsa State, as being reported in some quarters.
The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the corporation, Mr Ndu Ughamadu disclosed this in Abuja, last Saturday.
The spokesperson of Nembe Kingdom, Mr Nengi James -Eriworii had claimed that no fewer than 50 people were missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused stampede in Nembe
He said the blast which happened in the early hours of Friday caused massive oil spillage in the community.
But the NNPC said that the Nembe trunk line was operated by the Aiteo Group.
” It is not our pipeline, it is Aiteo that was mentioned, which ordinarily they are supposed to be on joint venture with NNPC.
“I have cross-checked with our downstream unit that manages our pipeline and they said that they didn’t have such records,” Ughamadu said.