A puncture to a gas pipeline in Enugu State has been reported to have caused an explosion in the State as per reports coming from Nigeria’s National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA).
The cause of it has been alleged to equipment of water drillers creating punctures to a specific pipeline that is said to have resulted in the chain reaction of huge fire.
Idris Musa, Director-General of NOSDRA, confirmed the incident after it was reported by the News Agency of Nigeria.
He revealed the gas eruption was caused by water drilling activities which had hit a gas reservoir. The Director General also revealed that emergency response teams made off to the scene in quick response to avert disaster from the incident.
“There is a natural gas problem at a borehole drilling point at Caritas University, Emene-Enugu. In the course of drilling very deep to reach the aquifer, the drilling hit the gas level.
“The Chief Executive of Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) has been notified. The Zonal Head of National Emergency Management Agency has secured the assistance of both Federal and State Fire Services. Efforts are ongoing to secure more technical assistance to bring the situation under control,” he said.
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