- Oil Mining Lease (OML) 40, a partner of NNPC, has been hit by an explosion
- The group public affairs division of the NNPC, Kennie Obateru, noted that no person died in the incident
- This incident will have a negative effect on the production of about 10,000 barrels of oil per day
A report by This Day indicates that an explosion has occurred at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 40, leading to the shut-in of about 10,000 barrels per day of crude oil.
Legit.ng gathered that the regrettable incident was confirmed by the group general manager, group public affairs division of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Kennie Obateru. He added that there was no fatality or injury and no significant spill.
The national oil company disclosed that there was significant damage to the marine storage vessel, MT Harcourt, which it projected would impact production by about 10,000 barrels of oil per day.
“The incident involved its partners, Elcrest Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited while carrying out production evacuation at Gbetiokun Early Production facility.”
The NNPC noted that it had since commenced an investigation to ascertain the cause of the incident with a view to averting future occurrence.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported an early morning gas explosion at Baruwa Ipaja, a suburb in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.
Five people were confirmed dead in the unfortunate incident which occurred around 6 am on Thursday, October 8, throwing residents into panic mode.
A school building, 24 shops and six other buildings around the gas station were also razed.
In other news, some hoodlums attacked the Muslim communities in Nsukka local government area of Enugu state and destroyed properties and two mosques in the process.
It was reported that the altercation started when a Muslim woman selling tomato took Keke Napep from a village market to her shop in the town.
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