NNPC announces 774 Pipeline Breaks Since August 2012
NNPC announced that it suffered 774 breaks in its Pipelines between Ilorin and Lagos since August 2012. The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Andrew Yakubu, speaking at the 3rd Triennial Delegates Conference of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association in Abuja, said there had been 774 break points between Atlas Cove and Ilorin Depot.
He continued: “Between Atlas Cove and Mosimi depot, we recorded 181 break points, from Mosimi to Ibadan, we had 421 ruptured points and from Mosimi to Ore, we recorded 50 vandalized points. Also, between Ibadan and Ilorin we had a total of 122 break points.”
As a result of the incessant attacks on the pipelines, NNPC has taken to moving petroleum products by trucks and so now up to 70% of the nation’s products are delivered by trucks. Mr Yakubu said: “No industry can survive under this kind of arrangement.”