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Vandals Blow Up Nigerian Oil Pipeline

A major oil pipeline in Nigeria’s petroleum-rich Niger Delta burned Monday after being blown up by vandals, days after ethnic militants threatened to destroy property belonging to multinational oil companies in the volatile region. Oil firms have slashed output by more than 800,000 barrels a day — 40 percent of the 2 million barrels Nigeria normally produces daily — because of ethnic fighting that has killed hundreds in the area in recent weeks. There were new reports Monday of more ethnic fighting. The pipe near the southern port of Warri was blown up Saturday, said Ndu Ughamadu, spokesman for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The fire still burned Monday morning, he said. Full Story

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