Amount of Theft and Sabotage to Eni’s Pipelines in Nigeria

Italian oil company Eni reported in March 2013 that it was suspending operations in Southern Nigeria due to rampant oil theft and sabotage.

The company was producing up between 35,000 and 40,000 barrels of oil per day in its oil fields in Bayelsa. Bunkering activities were causing losses of up to 60 percent of the oil production.

Source:  AFP, “Italy’s ENI curbs activities in Nigeria due to oil theft,” Google News, March 23, 2013.