Chevron Denies Oil Leak At Its Funiwa Fields In Bayelsa

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The management of Chevron Nigeria Limited has denied the emergence of a leak/spill incident at it’s funiwa field off the Bayelsa coast.

In a statement signed by its General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn, Chevron, the operator of the joint venture with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, said that it ‘is aware of media reports suggesting an oil leakage from our Funiwa field in Bayelsa State’.

The oil company said, “We wish to state that contrary to these reports, there has been no such oil leakage or spill incident at any of our facilities in Bayelsa State. Therefore, any observed crude oil in the environment is not from our operations.

“CNL remains committed to protecting people and the environment as well as conducting its operations reliably and efficiently.”

“Therefore, any observed crude oil in the environment is not from our operations. CNL remains committed to protecting people and the environment and conducting its operations reliably and efficiently,” the statement added

Host communities include Koluama, Ekeni, Ezetu, Fishtown, Foropa and Sangan in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area had earlier reported sighting oil leaks suspected to be from the funiwa oil field.

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