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Nigeria’s Trans-Niger Pipeline Hits Milestone: Crude Transport Exceeds 200,000 Barrels/Day

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The Trans-Niger Pipeline (TNP) has achieved a new milestone with crude transport surpassing 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the last six months.

This achievement signals a resurgence for the country’s largest oil pipeline and underscores improved security measures in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.

Operated jointly by the Shell Petroleum Development Company and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), the TNP plays a crucial role in transporting Bonny Light crude grade from the Niger Delta oil fields to export terminals.

Despite facing challenges such as oil theft and vandalism over the years, recent efforts to enhance security along the pipeline have yielded positive results.

The reported increase in crude transport through the TNP comes as welcome news for Nigeria’s oil industry, which has long struggled with disruptions and losses due to illegal activities in the region.

In April last year, authorities removed around 460 illegal connections from the pipeline, significantly curbing oil theft and improving operational efficiency.

President Bola Tinubu’s directive to bolster security measures in the Niger Delta has played a pivotal role in the pipeline’s improved uptime.

This directive, coupled with efforts to address vandalism and enhance surveillance, has contributed to the resurgence of the TNP and increased crude transport volumes.

The achievement of surpassing 200,000 bpd in crude transport underscores Nigeria’s commitment to revitalizing its oil sector and optimizing production capacity.

As the country continues to strengthen security measures and invest in infrastructure, such milestones are expected to drive further growth and stability in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.