Journal of Global Ecology and Environment
 

Journal of Global Ecology and Environment, ISSN No. : 2454-2644, Vol.: 8, Issue.: 1

Original Research Article

EFFECTS OF SABOTAGE IN OIL AND GAS SECTOR IN NIGERIA

 

A. G. KEHINDE1*

1Department of Oil and Gas Management, Joint Professional Training and Support International, Nigeria.

Abstracts

This study examined the effects of sabotage in Oil and Gas Sector in Nigeria. Primary and secondary sources of data were accessed. In-depth interviews were held. The questionnaire was used. Opinions of people were used in the questionnaire validation. Each community agreed that they were vulnerable to sabotage. In Ikot Edibon (33.3%) were vulnerable, 82.2% were vulnerable in Ibeno, 77.8% in Onna, 72.5% at Esit Eket, 82.6% at Oron, 73.3% at Ekakprame, 97.7% at Eket, 95.2% at Uzere and 86.7% at Bomadi. In all, 77.5% of the residents in oil producing communities indicate that the pipeline were vulnerable to sabotage while 22.5% held contrary opinion during the period of study. The data collected were analyzed using principal component analysis (PCA). The explained variance for factors 1 and 2 are 4.177656 and 2.822344 respectively while the joint effect of this result from the Eigen value correlation matrix explains 100% which indicates that the isolated factors accounts for 100% of sabotage. Based on the findings, recommendations were proffered.

Keywords :

Oil sabotage; environment degradation; oil producing; Nigeria.