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    Four dead in Nigeria oil pipeline attack: press

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Reuters reports that two workers for a subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni were among the dead.

by: Daniel Graeber

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Four dead in Nigeria oil pipeline attack: press

A local security official in Nigeria told the Reuters news service November 29 that an attack on a pipeline owned by Italian energy company Eni left four people dead.

Solomon Ogbere, a spokesman for the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps., told Reuters that two workers for a Nigerian subsidiary of Eni, a driver and a security operative died during recent attacks. Workers were doing routine maintenance in Bayelsa state in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.

Reuters had no details on the perpetrators.

Nigeria ranks No. 8 among the 14 members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in terms of crude oil reserves. The country is also eager to develop more of its estimated 5.5 trillion m3 of proven gas reserves to drive economic growth and cut emissions by replacing dirtier fuels in areas such as power generation, transport and household cooking

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari announced at the COP26 climate summit earlier this month that his country would aim to reach net-zero emissions by 2060, but said natural gas development would play a key role in reaching that goal.