Nationwide power supply at risk as workers paralyse 12 flowstations


At least 12 Flow, Compressor and Pumping Stations in OML 30, Delta State, were crippled on Tuesday, following an industrial action by about 180 workers, under the auspices of OML 30 Inter Global Procurement Energy Services (IGPES) Workers /Stakeholders/Forum, who left the stations unmanned due to non–payment of salaries, emoluments and other allied matters, Vanguard reports.

It was learnt that this would result in a shutdown of the facilities and consequent loss in oil and gas production, while electricity supply in the country could be grounded in the next 48 hours, as Utorogu Gas Plant, will be affected, except the appropriate authorities take urgent steps to avert the disaster. All the workers, who deserted their workstations, converged at Oleh in solidarity, singing A luta continua songs.

The affected facilities are Olomoro Flow Station, Olomoro Compressor Station, 1 and 2, Oweh Flow Station, Oroni Flow Station, Uzere Flow Station, Uzere Compressor Station, Afiesere Flow Station, Afiesere Compressor Station, Kokori Flow Station, Evwreni Flow Station and Ughelli Pumping Station, UPS, all in Delta state.