The Forcados terminal is operated by Shell. A spokesperson for the company could not be reached as the known phone line did not connect. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited on Tuesday said it has uncovered an illegal oil connection from Forcados Terminal that operated for nine years. The company’s chief executive officer, Mele Kyari, disclosed this at the Senate’s joint committees on Gas and Petroleum (Upstream and Downstream) on Tuesday. Mr Kyari said a four-kilometre illegal oil connection line from Forcados Terminal into the sea which had been in operation for nine years was detected during a clampdown in the past six weeks. “Oil theft in the country has been going on for over 22 years but the dimension and rate it assumed in recent times is unprecedented,” Mr Kyari said. It is not clear how the line operated unnoticed for years. The Forcados terminal is operated […]