oil theft


Action needed on Nigerian oil theft


Nigeria loses 138,400 barrels per day of crude, around 7% of its total production, to theft, spills or shut-in production, according to a report from the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).


Rampant pipeline theft fails to deter Mexico onshore oil bidders


Mexico is preparing to auction the rights to produce oil from onshore fields in five of the nation’s states. These are the same states that average five incidents of pipeline theft a day where illegal taps are used to steal oil and gasoline in transit -- almost double the pace from just two years ago.