‘Unchecked crude oil theft fuels illegal artisanal refining’

By Kelvin Ebiri
Environmental stakeholders have blamed the unchecked rampant crude theft for the thriving of artisanal refinery activities, which now devastate the environment in the Niger Delta.
The stakeholders also noted that the continuing gas-flaring in the Niger Delta clearly underscores the failure of democratic institutions in the country to address the environmental challenges faced by oil-bearing communities in the region.
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Source: guardian.ng

File image of illegal fuel dump in Niger Delta.
File image of illegal fuel dump in Niger Delta.

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