The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raised alarm over attacks on its oil pipelines. The Monthly Financial and Operation Report (MFOR) of the oil corporation, which was read on Sunday in Abuja, recorded irregularities and cases of vandalism.
According to the report, 1.76bn litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), best known as petrol, were supplied in June. The report further revealed that there was a huge increase in cases of oil pipeline vandalism by 77 per cent in the pipeline infrastructure across the country.
106 pipeline points were said to have been breached, which has statistically proven an increase from the initial 60 pipeline points vandalized in May 2019.
The most affected states are the Aba-Enugu axis, where their pipeline corridors have accounted for 25 per cent of the total pulverized points, while the Lagos Atlas Cove-Mosimi axis has 23 per cent of the compromised pipeline points. The Ibadan-Ilorin leg of the system 2B pipeline accounted for 18 per cent of affected pipelines, followed closely by the PHC-Aba section of the system 2E which was responsible for 13 per cent of the affected pipelines and other areas accounted for the remaining 21 per cent of cumulative line breaks.
The report also stated that the corporation had ensured continuous fuel supply and effective distribution across the country during the month under review despite the increased percentage of breaches of the pipeline networks during the period.