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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 279 - 281

An Evaluation of the Causes of Oil Pipeline Incidents in Oil and Gas Industries in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

A. Adebayo and A.S. Dada    

Abstract: Pipeline industry’s challenges and change are becoming diverse in the light of security, performance and profitability and they are vital issues for planning and decision-making. The study was designed to examine the cause of pipeline incidents in oil and gas industries in Nigeria. The data for the study were collected from pipeline operators in the oil and gas industries in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. Thirteen causes of pipeline incidents were identified, the analysis of the respondents ranking shows that sabotage ranks top, followed by corrosion, equipment failure and mechanical impact.

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