Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Earthquake In The South-South??? DSP Alamiesegha Has A Message For Us!!!
Former Governor of Bayelsa State, and a delegate representing the Niger Delta and other oil producing states at the National Conference, Chief Diepreye Alamieseigha has delivered a troubling message to the CONFAB.
Alamiesegha said: “The leadership of oil producing communities visited me at the weekend and have asked me to convey this information to the management and the delegates of this conference, that in the past 58 years, a minimum of 1.8 to 2 million barrels of crude oil had been extracted from their land on daily basis.
“The consequence is that they have started experiencing earth movements in their environment and there is fear that there is going to be earthquake or tsunami very soon in their land”.
“In other jurisdictions, when this volume of oil is removed, liquid of same gravity is being injected to equalise or stabilise the geology of the area.
“In recent times, there was gas flaring off the coast of Balyesa for over a month, the heat was so much that all the villagers were evacuated. For one month the oil companies could not clamp the gas flaring.
“So, they fear that they don’t have the capacity to withstand any earthquake in that environment and that I should inform you all, that they may take the option, I repeat, they will take the option of shutting down oil production in those areas till concrete agreement or arrangements is made with the oil companies to warrant the injection of stabilising the environment.”