Two oil pipelines that supply the Brass export terminal, one of Nigeria’s export routes run by the Italian company Eni, were bombed.
One of the main onshore crude grades is brass, and the terminal has a daily export capability of about 200,000 barrels.
According to a statement from Asinim Butswat, spokesman for the Bayelsa state police, a trunkline carrying crude from Omoku to Brass Terminal at Etiama was blown up on July 30. An IED detonated a second pipeline at the Obama Tekere River, which also serves the terminal, on August 11.
After a shootout with police, Butswat reported that four individuals had been taken into custody.
Eni has not yet responded to the situation. The last time its exports were halted was in March following a blast on a different Brass pipeline.
In the oil-rich Niger Delta region, where pipelines are frequently vandalized and crude is frequently stolen for unauthorized processing, production disruptions are frequent.
According to OPEC data, this will further reduce Nigeria’s crude oil production performance, which averaged 1.183 million barrels per day (bpd) in July 2022.
This is a far cry from the 1.83 million barrels per day production quota that OPEC granted the nation.
According to the research, the amount represents an increase of 7,000 barrels per day above the 1.176 million barrels per day produced on average during the month of June 2022.
“According to secondary sources, averaged 28.92 mb/d in July 2022, higher by 216,000 barrels per day month-on-month.
“Crude oil output increased mainly in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait, while production in Venezuela and Angola declined,” it said.