Nigerian Leaders Warn Against Crackdown in Delta as Chevron Attacked
Chevron’s onshore operations in Nigeria’s Niger Delta have been shut by a militant attack at its Escravos terminal, sources said on 26 May, and local leaders said military confrontation would not end the violence.
A militant group called the Niger Delta Avengers, which has told oil firms to leave the Delta before the end of May, said late on 25 May that it had blown up the facility’s mains electricity feed. Its attacks have hobbled oil output over the past month.
A company source said that “all activities in Chevron are grounded” onshore while oil industry sources said roughly 90,000 B/D of Escravos were gone due to the latest attack and another on Chevron’s offshore facilities earlier this month. Planned Escravos exports in the first half of 2016 averaged 167,000 B/D.
A Chevron spokeswoman in the United States said it was against policy to comment on the safety and security of personnel and operations.