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Militants shut down Chevron’s Escravos, onshore in Nigeria

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Militants bombed a pipeline feeding electricity to Chevron’s Escravos terminal Thursday, shutting down the U.S.-based oil major’s onshore operations in Nigeria, the attackers and residents said. It was the third assault on a Chevron Nigeria facility this month. It’s the latest in a string of attacks claimed by the Niger Delta Avengers that has brought Nigerian ...

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Nigeria: Local leaders back militants hitting oil production

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Community leaders and activists in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta voiced support for a new group of violent militants, saying their demands for a greater share of oil wealth match the aspirations of local people. At a stakeholders’ meeting held Thursday in the southern town of Warri, community leaders accused the Nigerian government of a heavy-handed military ...

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Nigerian Chevron facility bombed, ExxonMobil cuts exports

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion closed a second Chevron facility in Nigeria, witnesses said Friday, as renewed attacks by militants further cut production in Africa’s biggest petroleum producer. Adding to Nigeria’s economic woes, Exxon Mobil on Friday said some production of Qua Iboe crude — the West African nation’s largest crude grade — has halted because a drilling rig ...

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