The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru revealed on Monday that the 2.2 million barrels per day oil production could not be realized due attack on Trans Niger Pipeline in Ogoni land resulting in the loss of 150,000 barrels.
“Unfortunately, we have not been able to sustain it because of challenges. As I am talking to you this morning the Trans Niger pipeline has been breached in Ogoniland and that is 150,000 barrel per day of oil has been locked up day. That has been fairly an issue in that area. And we hope we can continue at that level.”
He said this while relating with media men prior to the start of the “Extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization’ (APPO) in Abuja.