As a result of the recent bombing of the Chevron’s valve platform, an offshore oil facility located near Escravos in Abiteye, Warri South West Local Government of Delta State, some Nigerian gas power plants are set to shut down.
The power plants include the Omotosho, Geregu, Ugheli, Olorunsogo and the Egbin power plant.
Sahara Reporters reports that there was no immediate indication of the volume of crude affected but the official said the attack would affect gas supply to power plants already hit with almost daily outages.
A Chevron source had earlier disclosed that the incident would affect gas supply through the gas pipeline from Olero Creek to Escravos, Chevron’s tank farm, Chevron’s Abiteye flow station, the Sagara and Otuana flow stations, as well as the Sagara and Odidi pipelines.
Attacks on oil and gas facilities have increased since January when Tompolo — whose real name is Government Ekpemupolo — was declared wanted on multi-million-dollar corruption charges.
The latest attack came at a time the federal government is beefing up security surveillance around oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta against the backdrop of a resurgence of attacks on oil facilities in the region.