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Fake News: No fire outbreak from our tank farm in Lagos—NNPC Ltd.

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) has debunked a report that a tank farm owned by the company caught fire in the Apapa area of Lagos State.

Mr. Olufemi Soneye, the Corporate Communications Officer at NNPC Ltd., clarified in a terse statement on Friday that the fire outbreak did not occur at the company’s depot.

According to Soneye, the fire happened at a pipeline belonging to HOGL Energy Limited (formerly known as Honeywell Oil and Gas Limited).

Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, Director/CEO of Lagos State Fire Service, had earlier stated that the fire stemmed from a spillage of petroleum products within the tank farm’s perimeter.

She emphasised collaborative efforts with multiple emergency responders in the oil and gas industry to mitigate the situation.

Despite the challenges, she reassured that emergency operations are effectively managed to prevent further escalation.

In addition, Mr. Amodu Shakiru, spokesperson of the fire service, said the emergency call came in at 11:27 a.m.

He stated that the Iganmu and Ajegunle fire stations promptly responded to the call to prevent the fire from spreading further.

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