Nigeria sees milestone crude oil production

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Nigerian crude oil production has increased to 2.7 million barrels per day (mbpd) from 2.4 mpbd earlier this year.

Making the announcement in Abuja on Thursday, Group Managing Director of the the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Eng. Andrew Yakubu said: “I am glad to report that in crude oil production was at an all time high on Monday of 2.7 million barrels. This has not been recorded before.”

Eng, Yakubu pointed out that security measures put in place by the Federal Government in the Niger Delta region contributed to increased oil production in the country.

He further appealed to all state governments, local governments, communities and other stake holders to work in partnership with the corporation to safeguard the pipelines and other strategic national assets to reduce wastage.

In addition to announcing this milestone, Eng. Yakubu said the NNPC was ready to collaborate with the Benue State Government in restoring the Makurdi depot.

“We have not had any negative reports from the Engugu to Makurdi pipelines and, as soon as we do our integrity check and it is okay; we will commence supply to the Makurdi depot,” he added.