Monday, July 13, 2009

Possible new attack on Nigerian oil facilities reported


This morning, July 13, during the Sotomayor hearings opening in the Senate, CNN flashed a headline about another incident along the oil pipelines in Nigeria. I checked this evening and found a few stories, especially one July 11 in Next by Chima Owne, to the effect that the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend), claimed responsibility for another attack on a Chevron facility a few days ago. The link is here.

CNN had a story July 6 mentioning the possible seizure of a tanker’s crew, almost in pirate fashion, link here.

Oil prices don’t seem to be affected, but these developments need to be watched again, as they have been noted here before (as on Aug. 15, 2008, where I showed a bizarre email sent to me).

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