Vandals cause blast at Nigeria’s Port Harcourt refinery jetty

PORT HARCOURT Nigeria (Reuters) – Pipeline vandals caused an explosion at a jetty near Nigeria’s 210,000-barrels-per-day capacity refinery in the southern oil hub of Port Harcourt, officials said on Monday.

Ralph Ugwu, a spokesman for Nigerian National Petroleum Corp (NNPC), said the blast on Sunday did not damage refinery installations and had no impact on operations.

“The explosion has nothing to do with the NNPC or the refinery but with some people who came to steal crude,” Ugwu said.

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