Port Harcourt — Investigations have been launched into the cause of last Monday’s explosion in the Brass oil terminal operated by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, in Bayelsa State.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, which announced this, said the incident site has been cordoned off.
Bayelsa State Commandant of NSCDC, Mrs. Christina Abiakam-Omanu, disclosed that the oil spill which followed the explosion has been contained.
Abiakam-Omanu also confirmed that arrests have been made and suspects were being interrogated.
According to her, “The explosion incident and resulting pollution is already being investigated and we are already interrogating some suspects in our custody to unravel the cause and their involvement.”
It will be recalled that a pipeline explosion on a line feeding the oil export facility operated by NAOC, disrupted activities at the Brass Oil Terminal on Monday, compelling the firm to shutdown operations in the terminal.
The facility, according to Eni, the parent company of NAOC has the capacity to handle exports of 90,000 barrels of crude per day.