Contrary to claims by resurgent militant group, Niger Delta Avengers that it had blown up its facilities, Exxon Mobil Corp said on Tuesday that no attacks took place on its facilities.
“There were no attacks on our facilities,” said Exxon Mobil spokesman Todd Spitler.
On Monday evening, the Avengers said on its website that it had blown up the Qua Iboe 48″ crude oil export pipeline operated by the company.
The group has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Nigeria’s southern oil hub.
The militants, whose attacks briefly pushed Nigeria’s crude production to 30-year lows in spring, have said they want a greater share of the OPEC member’s energy wealth to go to the impoverished southern Niger Delta, the source of most of the country’s oil.
Qua Iboe is Nigeria’s largest crude oil stream and exports usually amount to more than 300,000 barrels per day.