by Citizens Platform
The Pipelines and Products Marketing Company Limited in Warri, Delta State, has said repair works on the damaged Escravos–Warri (system 2C) crude-line have been completed.
The agency stated that the vandalized pipes has led to a significant shortage in the supply of petroleum products to the public, and revenue to the federal government.
The PPMC in a during the week said a disruption in its supplies was capable of grounding operations at the refineries and also capable of causing a severe damage to the environment. The statement added that the system 2C crude line had in recent times recorded the highest number of vandalised cases which contributed to the low capacity production at the Warri and Kaduna refineries.
It stated that the repair work concluded covered major repairs on the 30 damaged points along the Escravos–Warri (system 2C) crude-line.
PPMC said prior to the repairs, the route was used as locations for illegal refineries by pipeline vandals in Kokologbene community close to Bennet Island in Warri South-West Local Government of the state.
The Escravos-Warri (system 2C) serves as one of the major truck lines that supplies crude to the Warri and Kaduna refineries, and a total of 50m had been used to effect the repairs on 30 damaged points along the system 2C crude line’s right of way.
Source: Citizens Platform
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