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Nine illegal refining sites uncovered in Bayelsa state

Jul 4, 2023 #News

A total of nine illegal refineries sites with a combined total daily production estimated to be more than one million barrels per day (bpd), have been uncovered in three communities in Bayelsa State.

The illegal refineries were uncovered by security operatives who are carrying out a “war” against crude oil theft and illegal refineries in the Niger Delta region.

The illegal refineries commonly called ‘Kpofire’ in local parlance in the state were uncovered in Okordia, Zarama, Biseni in Yenagoa Local Government Area, and the boundary communities of Ibelebiri and Otuege(Agba) in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The Spokesman and Mobilisation Officer of Daven Oil and Security Enterprises, Comrade Okardi Yogo confirmed the development while speaking to reporters at the site of one of the busted illegal refineries located 8 kilometres inside the swamp forest of Zarama Clan

He said nine sites have so far been uncovered during the operation.

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