It will take a week to repair the Es Sider pipeline, the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, told Reuters.
“It is estimated that the repair will take about one week from today,” Sanallah told Reuters. “The damage is estimated as 30 to 35 meters of a 24 (inch) pipeline.”
The pipeline was blown up on Tuesday. It is estimated that it will slow production by 70,000 to 100,000 barrels per day (b/d), Bloomberg previously reported.
The explosion was blamed on a “terrorist group” by a spokesperson for the group responsible for the local oil fields, according to Reuters.
Reports had indicated a group of armed individuals planted explosives on the pipeline, according to a previous Reuters report.