Oil & Gas

27 Nov 2023

Nigeria Lost 3,000 Barrels of Crude to Offshore Spill – Nosdra

27 Nov 2023  by leadership   

About 3,000 barrels of crude oil were lost to the November 15 oil spill from the offshore Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel of TotalEnergies.

The FPSO located 130 kilometres off the Atlantic coastline from Port Harcourt has capacity to produce 200,000 barrels of crude daily and can store 2.3 million barrels on board.

Director general of the National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Mr Idris Musa, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday that the clean-up of the spill was still on-going.

He added that NOSDRA and TotalEnergies did not spare any effort in tackling the pollution to minimise its impact on the environment, a development that kept the spilled crude from reaching the coastline.

“The spill has not hit the coastline because of the effectiveness of the spills contingency plan we deployed,’’ he said.

Musa explained that NOSDRA deployed high-level personnel and activated the National Oil Spills Contingency Plan to contain the spill.


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