Anger in the Delta keeps oil majors quiet – and Nigeria's crude offline

Niger Delta Avengers ready to talk, but groups like Niger Delta Green Justice Mandate still attacking oil infrastructure.
By Libby George and Ulf Laessing
Oil companies and even Nigerian officials are losing faith in a deal anytime soon with militants who have slashed the nation’s oil output, casting doubt on a production recovery in what is typically Africa’s largest oil exporter.
In the six months since the first major attack on Nigeria’s oil – a sophisticated bombing of the subsea Forcados pipeline – dozens of attacks have pushed outages to more than 700,000 barrels per day (bpd), the highest in seven years.
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Source: reuters.com

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