May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

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Militants Shut Down Chevron's Escravos, Onshore in Nigeria

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Militants bombed a pipeline feeding electricity to Chevron’s Escravos terminal Thursday, shutting down the U.S.-based oil major’s onshore operations in Nigeria, the attackers and residents said. It was the third assault on a Chevron Nigeria facility this month. It’s the latest in a string of attacks claimed by the Niger Delta Avengers that has brought Nigerian production to a 20-year low and lost the West African nation its position as the continent’s biggest oil producer to Angola. The attack forced Chevron to suspend operations at the terminal exporting more than 160,000 barrels a day, residents said. They spoke on condition of anonymity for

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