Aiteo Eastern E&P Co LTD Monday said that its Operations Emergency Response team was able to instantly contain a fire outbreak around NCTL near Awoba.

The company made this known in a press statement by its media contact, Mr. Ndiana Matthew, titled “Force Majure: Nembe Creek Trunk Line Fire Incident.”

The statement noted that “We have been informed of a fire outbreak by our surveillance team comprising the JTF, FSS around NCTL RoW near Awoba April 21, 2019.

“Our Operations Emergency Response team was immediately activated and following its urgent intervention and containment action, we are constrained to shut in injection as well as other related operations into the NCTL. In accordance with standard procedure, we requested the other injectors to do same.”

Continuing, the statement added that NCTL has, hitherto, enjoyed smooth operations preceding this incident founding suspicion that this fire may have occurred through an illegitimate, third party breach of the functionality of the pipeline, critical national asset.

According to the statement, “In the meantime, the relevant investigations are continuing while further information about the remote and direct causes of the fire will be communicated as soon as these become available. We ask our stakeholders to await further, detailed briefing in due course.”

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