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Niger Delta Okan offshore oil facility reportedly still burning

Workers at the facility reportedly said it had been difficult for fire fighters to quench the fire from the bombed pipelines.

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There are reports that the the attacked Okan offshore production is still in a mess following the attack on it by Niger Delta militants, the Niger Delta Avengers.

In a report by Punch Newspaper, the attacked facility which has been set on fire since the attack has not been quenched.

Workers at the facility reportedly said it had been difficult for fire fighters to quench the fire from the bombed pipelines.

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The fire is still on and it’s going to be hard to stop it because it’s huge,” the workers said on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Chevron spokeswoman, Isabel Ordonez was quoted to have said the incident had affected about 35,000 barrels per day of its own net crude production and or about 15 per cent of its output in the country.

The General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Deji Haastrup, confirmed the figure saying 'This is a very difficult time for the country because it needs the revenue it can get from oil production. Incidents such as this have the potential to impact that. We do hope that it does not seriously affect the country.'

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