Image courtesy of the Niger Delta Avengers/Twitter.

The Niger Delta Avengers have claimed responsibility for four more pipeline bombings in the Niger Delta region.

The militant group said in a social media post that it attacked the Forcados 48″ exportline early Friday morning.

The line is operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).

Work was being conducted on the line to repair damage caused by an attack in Feburary.

“We warned SPDC not to go ahead with repair works but they refuse,” the militant group said.

The NDA also claimed responsibility for an explosives attack against the Eni operated Brass to Tebidaba crude oil line in Bayelsa state early Friday morning.

“At about 3:30am our strike team Blow up the Brass to Tebidaba Crude oil line in Bayelsa,” the group wrote in a social media post.

On Thursday, the NDA claimed responsibility for an explosives attack against Eni’s Ogboinbiri to Tebidaba and Clough Creek to Tebidaba crude pipelines in Bayelsa state.

No causalities, injuries or spills have been reported.

A Shell spokesperson told Platts that the company is “investigating the reported attack on our pipelines in the Western Niger Delta area.”

Italy’s Eni has not commented on the reports yet.

“This is inline with our promise to all international Oil companies and Indigenous Oil Companies that Nigeria Oil production will be Zero,” the NDA said in a social media post on Thursday.

The attacks are just the latest in a series of assaults against oil and gas infrastructure in the energy rich Niger Delta region.

The militant group said Wednesday that it blew up two Chevron oil wells, RMP 23 and RMP 24.

Chevron has not confirmed the attacks.

The NDA has claimed responsibility for several of the most recent attacks, including an explosives attack against Chevron’s Okan offshore facility in the Western Niger Delta in early May.

Although Nigeria is the largest crude producer in Africa militant attacks and theft have disrupted as much as 500,000 barrels per day of the country’s crude output.


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