Italian energy giant Eni SpA said it is reopening flow stations on a major Nigerian oil pipeline that was damaged by  sabotage four days ago.

“Repairs have been completed and the flow stations are being reopened,” a spokesman for ENI said Monday.

Parts of the Tebidaba-Brass pipeline were blown up by locals after a dispute with the company, the Nigeria government said.

The pipeline had to be shut down following the damage.

The pipeline is operated by Eni’s Agip unit. It carries 75,000 barrels a day of light Brass grade for export.

Oil theft — known locally as “illegal bunkering”– occurs frequently on the line, which was shut for months earlier this year. Sabotage has become overall less common in Nigeria, though, since the government granted amnesty to militants in 2009, the Wall Street Journal said.


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