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Another gasleaks occurs in Sangana community

.Adriatic 1 rig

Another gas leak has occurred in Sangana community in Brass local government area of Bayelsa state from an Adriatic 1 rig owned by Consolidated Oil Limited, Conoil.

The latest which started on Wednesday in the community followed that which took place on November 1, 2021, leaving the locals with a series of health challenges.

According to Noel Ikonikumo, the chairman of Sangana fishing union, the gas which is oozing out from the rig is spreading fast into the sea and the community.

He called for concerted efforts to stop the leak to avert any outbreak of fire as Conoil has started evacuating its workers.

He stated that last Saturday, a vessel that was brought to supply the rig had a problem and fell with chemicals in the vessel spilling into the ocean.

Another native, Ayibatonye Benjamin said the lives of people in the area were in danger, urging quick intervention to stop the leak

Calls put across to the Public Relations Officer of Conoil at the facility, Richard Edegbai were not taken by him as of the time of filing this report.

Reporting by Alamboda Tonye; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino