Explosion rocks NLNG gas pipeline in Rivers


An explosion has occurred on a section of the Right of Way housing two gas transmission pipelines, one of which belongs to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) company, about three kilometres from Rumuji in Rivers State.

The NLNG in a statement on its website on Thursday said the explosion occurred in the afternoon of Wednesday, 22nd February 2017.

The underlying cause of the incident is still to be determined; the statement said adding that no injuries or fatalities have been reported.

“Emergency response procedures were immediately activated and the relevant authorities notified. Communities closest to the area of the incident have been advised not to approach the site in the interest of safety,” the company said.

It said that other measures and engagements have also been initiated to ensure that the situation does not escalate as investigation into the incident is ongoing.