Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the Joint Venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL has confirmed that at about 0700 hours on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, a fire broke out in a container storage facility at its Escravos location away from the production operations area, Nigerian Tribune reports.
In a statement by CNL signed by Deji Haastrup, General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, CNL, the oil giant said the fire was promptly put out. “Sadly, two employees of contractors to CNL died as a result of the fire incident. Our hearts go out to their families at this difficult time,” it said.
The company said the incident has been reported to all relevant authorities including “our Joint Venture Partner, NNPC and the Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR). We are investigating the cause of the incident.