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Oil & Gas: Bayelsa State releases 12-point agenda for safety of lives


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Bayelsa State Government has unveiled a policy christened “Lives Before Oil” to ensure safety of lives in oil field operations within the state.

The guidelines followed the July 9 pipeline explosion at the Agip’s oil field in Azuzuama, which killed fourteen people.

Officials of Bayelsa Ministry of Environment and National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and twelve maintenance crew members were amongst the victims.

The state’s Commissioner for Environment, Iniruo Wills, said in Yenagoa that the sequence of responses after every oil leak incident, henceforth, would be to shutdown and clean up, before repairs of the facility.

Wills said the twelve point guidelines were not new rules in the oil industry because they were drawn from existing laws and rules from the industry regulators

He said the state government had begun the enforcement of the safety regulations before the explosion.


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