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NNPC commences repair of damaged oil pipeline in Delta

The Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, said over the weekend that the corporation has begun repairs of its damaged Abura Crude Trunk line.

The Crude Trunk line at Otu-Jeremi town in Delta State had experienced an eruption on Friday.

Kyari, speaking in Benin during the tee-off at the 2019 (NNPC) upstream golf tournament, said the repair would be completed in three days.

“It wasn’t an explosion, it was an eruption on our pipeline, our team has moved to site and in three days we are going to fix it,” he said.

“We have curtailed the spill that is coming out, so it was not an explosion but an eruption because there was no fire in the place.

“It will have no effect on power supply, we are going to fix it soon,’’ he said.