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Shell decries crude oil theft, vandalism in N/ Delta

…loses 10,000 barrels of oil daily

UGO AMADI

With a daily loss of about 10,000 barrels of oil from its pipelines to crude oil theft, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has cried out for help from government, communities and other stakeholders to stem the incessant attack on oil assets in the Niger Delta.

We’ve made significant progress in frontier basins exploration - Mele Kyaris as NAEC Confab open August 22

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has revealed that significant progress has been made in the ongoing exploration of inland basins, adding that the target of growing the nation’s reserve to 40billion barrels by 2023 was realistic and achievable.

NNPC tasks Road Safety Corps on hazard of smoky trucks

…Mourns loss of staff in road crash

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called on the Federal Road Safety Corps and other relevant agencies to rise up to their mandate of keeping the nation’s roads safe by keeping smoky vehicles that exceed the approved emissions limit off the road.

The corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, made the call Tuesday when the colleagues of an NNPC staff who died in a road crash visited him to register their pain.

Stating the reason for the call, the NNPC spokesman said the loss of Mr. Dewari Aye, a staff of the Career Development and Appraisal Unit of the Group Human Resources Division, in a road crash along the Kubwa-Abuja Expressway was caused by a truck that was emitting thick smoke that impeded vision of road users.

“Apart from the environmental hazard caused by these trucks that belch thick smoke from their exhaust, the smoke impedes the vision of other road users as was the case with our colleague who was reported to have run into the truck and died”, he explained.

He said the untimely death of Mr. Aye and others who had died in similar circumstances would have been averted if the FRSC and the Directorate of Motor Vehicle Administration were alive to their duties by impounding smoky vehicles that constitute a safety hazard on the roads.

He conveyed the condolences of the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased staff, describing him as a very hardworking and dedicated staff who will be missed.

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