Following media reports suggesting an oil leakage at Chevron’s field in Bayelsa State, the oil major has come out to refute the stories.
Chevron Nigeria Limited said on Monday that there was no leakage or spill incident at any of its facilities in Bayelsa.
This was contained in a statement signed by its General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn.
CNL, the operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and CNL, said in a statement that it ‘is aware of media reports suggesting an oil leakage from our Funiwa field in Bayelsa State’.
The oil major said, “We wish to state that contrary to these reports, there has been no such oil leakage or spill incident at any of our facilities in Bayelsa State. Therefore, any observed crude oil in the environment is not from our operations.
“CNL remains committed to protecting people and the environment as well as conducting its operations reliably and efficiently.”