11 December 2012, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Protesting workers have shut down Chevron Nigeria-operated multi-billion naira Escravos-Gas-To-Liquid, EGTL, project in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, South-south Nigeria.
It is the second day of action by the workers who are protesting failure by the management of the multinational oil company to end contract pay-offs and other allowances.
“For the second day running, the Escravos Gas to Liquid Project has been shut down by workers. Workers are demanding for end of contract pay off and other allowances from the management of Chevron or it will be a battle between them and their various contractors. As at today (Monday) morning, all facilities are down and workers are fully prepared for a showdown, even with the community leaders,” a source said.
EGTL is a gas-to-liquids project based in Escravos region, located in Delta State, about 100 kilometres southeast of Lagos.
The plant converts natural gas into liquid petroleum productsIt is being executed by Chevron Nigeria Limited, with a 75% stake; the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC , with 15% stake and Sasol of South Africa, holding a 10% stake.