Rubbery Figures for Oil Theft in the Niger Delta
1 Oct 2008
Defining the volume of crude oil stolen in the Niger Delta requires considerable investigative research. Figures can be derived that provide a reasonable picture of the scale of oil theft in Nigeria. Regardless of the fluctuations in oil price, debate about amounts stolen and production deferred, the illegal bunkering of oil which is shipped out of Nigeria to be refined in other countries takes place on a large scale.