Crude oil theft in the Niger Delta has fallen, following increased pipelines monitoring by the security forces in the region and reduction in production, The Nation has learnt.
Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC), in a document made available to The Nation, noted that crude oil theft from its facilities reduced drastically last year by over 200 per cent compared to what obtained in 2015. Relatively, oil spills caused by sabotage also dropped by over 100 per cent compared to the previous year.
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Shell: crude oil theft droped by over 200% in 2016