Citing the danger of continuous sabotage to people and environment, and attendant loss of revenue, Shell Nigeria has called for stakeholders’ support to curb the incessant vandalism of crude oil pipelines. According to the oil major, 90 per cent of pipeline leaks are attributable to illegal activities, noting that sabotage spill rate has risen steeply and crude oil theft from SPDC JV’s pipeline network averaged 11,000 barrels per day in 2018 The General Manager, External Relations of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Igo Weli, said such efforts to curb pipeline sabotage will save lives, secure communities and protect the environment. Weli, who spoke in Lagos, yesterday, at a Media Workshop on Pipelines Right of Way Encroachment and Vandalism, said: “Shell is concerned the repeated sabotage of recently repaired pipelines exposes the environment and people to renewed and worsening pollution. Oil theft is focused on short term fiscal benefits, […]