200,000 barrels of crude lost – minister

Federal Government lost not less than 200,000 barrels of crude oil in the incident.

Also, one of the operators utilising the services provided by the FPSO was said to have made an off-take of approximately 120,000 barrels before the inferno, leaving an estimated 50-60,000 barrels in the storage as at the time of the fire.

Minister of State for Environment, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, who made this known in Abuja, assured that the National Oil Spill Detection Response Agency (NOSDRA) will monitor the situation.

She noted that the operation will be sustained in the weeks ahead until remnants of oil in the FPSO are evacuated and measures are taken to prevent a recurrence.

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