Alleged oil theft: DPR hands over 9 vessels to Navy, EFCC

The of (DPR) said nine vessels allegedly involved in oil theft had been handed over to the Nigerian Navy and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Mr Sarki Auwalu, Director, DPR,  made the disclosure Wednesday during an online interactive session with the media topical issues in the oil and industry.

Auwalu said the DPR had initiated Crude Oil and Liquefied Natural (LNG) Tracking (COLT) to track vessels coming in or going out of the country in order to curb oil theft.

had a remarkable result with COLT. As I am speaking to you today, handed nine vessels to the Nigerian Navy and the EFCC.

“They are under the Western Naval Command. arrested several vessels and some of the vessels are for oil thieves.

“We are working with the Nigerian Navy and we quickly alert the Navy whenever we see any suspicious vessel during surveillance,” said.

Auwalu said that other measures were being implemented by the agency to improve accountability in the oil and sector, which  include the National Production Monitoring System (NPMS) that focuses data gathering.

been able to track online/real time data of what productions are and so we are now in the position to say what the production done by this country.

“All fields are largely tracked online now. So, it true that Nigeria for what it producing, be it crude oil or gas, ” said. (NAN)