There was an explosion at the Gbetiokun oilfield in southern Nigeria’s Niger Delta region on Tuesday, during the installation of a ladder on a platform as reported by the state oil company on Wednesday. It caused the death of 7 people and injured many others. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) said that the investigation for the matter has started and the Department of Petroleum Resources has been duly notified.
Nigeria is the biggest oil producer on the continent, targeting about two million barrels per day. The pipelines in the field are exposed making the field vulnerable to explosives activities.
Data source: NNPC Report