Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says there are about 265 illegal refineries in the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) corridor alone as Nigeria continues to grapple with oil theft.
The Commandant General’s Special Anti-Vandal Monitoring Unit (SAVMU) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dislodged five illegal refineries at Obodo community
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has urged the government at all levels to intensify efforts to check the operations of illegal refineries in the country.
The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy has disclosed that it deactivated 175 illegal refineries, arrested 27 vessels and 13 suspects in 11 months in its areas of operations.
The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy on Friday said that the command had deactivated 175 illegal refining sites and arrested 27 vessels within 11 months.
Chairman of Akuku-Toru council of Rivers State, Rowland Sekibo, yesterday, destroyed no fewer than 27 illegal refineries during a joint operation by the task force on illegal bunkering
Ex-militants have begged companies that left the Niger Delta region as a result of militancy to return to the region, promising uninterrupted peace.
Troops of Operation Delta Safe have, in the last two weeks, uncovered and destroyed 39 illegal refining sites, 91 cooking ovens, 24 reservoirs, 17 large dugout pits and 96 storage tanks.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said yesterday, his government has received the list of illegal refineries from local council chairmen.
House of Representatives, yesterday, decried alleged involvement of security agencies and influential individuals in illegal oil refining in the Niger Delta region, even as it asked the police
Petition calling for probe into soot pollution, illegal refineries in Rivers gathers 9,095 signatories
Again, residents of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital have called on governments to investigate and put an end to the deadly black soot caused by activities of illegal refiners and bunkerers.
15 Feb 2021
Rising crude oil theft and illegal refineries in the Niger Delta creeks have been attributed to alleged complicity of Nigerian Navy personnel and criminals bent on sabotaging the nation’s economy.