NNPC GMD dismisses explosion on own pipeline


Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, dismissed reports tjat there was an  explosion at its Abura Crude Trunk line.

Kyari said this at the start of the 2019 NNPC Upstream Golf Tournament in Benin City.

Acxording to the corporation’s spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, Kyari described the incident as a mere rupture on one of the corporation’s pipeline, which would be fixed within three days.

Earliwr last week, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) pipelines at Otu-Jeremi town in Ughelli, Delta, was engulfed in flames.

NPDC is an Upstream subsidiary of NNPC.

“It was not an explosion. It was a rupture on one of our pipelines. Our team of engineers have since moved to site. In three days, we should be able to fix it.

“We have since contained the spill coming out of that pipeline. There was no fire anywhere on the pipeline. So there is no cause for alarm,” Kyari said.

Earlier, Prince Aghatise Erediauwa, the Captain, Benin Golf Club, stated that that the NNPC had an age-long relationship with the Club in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

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