OIL THEFT: House of Representatives to investigate burning of tanker laden with 150,000 metric tonnes of stolen crude

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The House of Representatives would investigate the circumstances surrounding the burning of the vessel containing stolen crude oil in Delta State on the 11th of july, 2023.

The vessel MT Tura, an 800,000 tonne capacity vessel was at the time of arrest and destruction, laden with about 150,000 metric tonnes of stolen crude oil.

The house has asked security agencies to desist from further setting ablaze vessels laden with stolen crude oil.

It recalled that in october 2022, a vessel named MT Deima which was laden with 1500 metric tonnes of stolen crude oil was also arrested and set ablaze in the Warri escravos river and expressed worry that if this continued it would further affect the livelihood and the overall wellbeing of the Niger Delta people who have fishing as their main occupation

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