Tompolo Discovers Another illegal Oil Pipeline Connected to High Sea in Delta

By Tapre Timine
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The Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, led by High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo, says it has again discovered another massive illegal crude oil pipeline attached to Trans Forcados Export Trunkline.

The discovery is coming just days after an illegal 4 kilometre pipeline was discovered connected from the trans Escravos line into the sea.

The illegal crude oil pipeline was said to have been connected directly to the high sea in Delta State.

A reliable source told GbaramatuVoice that the illegal pipeline discovered a few days ago was connected to the 48-inch Trans Forcados Export Trunkline in Burutu Local Government Area.

The source explained that the discovery was directly behind a military security post which is less than a kilometer from the Forcados Export Terminal in Ogulagha Community.

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The source also revealed that the illegal pipeline was connected to another abandoned pipeline located within the vicinity and owned by AGIP Petroleum Company Limited.

He added that it was through this AGIP abandoned facility that the bunkers ship the crude to the sea for loading and onward movement abroad.

It was gathered that the Forcados Terminal is located in Ogulagha, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

It has a nameplate capacity to export 400,000 barrels per day and receives crude oil from the Forcados Oil Pipeline System, which is the second largest pipeline network in the oil-producing region, after the Bonny Oil Pipeline System in the Eastern Niger Delta.

More so, it was stated that some International Oil Companies (IOCs) and Nigerian independents operating in the western Niger Delta pump oil to the Forcados Oil Terminal for exports.

Daily Report recalls that Tantita Security Services Limited had apprehended a vessel named MT Deima with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) number 7210525.

The vessel was arrested by Tompolo’s Tantita men while loading illegal crude oil, along the the Escravos river in the state.

However, the MT Deima was set ablaze by military operatives 48-hours after it was arrested.

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