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Nigeria oil thieves keep a lid on output even as bombs abate

The Agbada 2 oil flow station in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The 60,000-barrel-a-day station, idle for most of June, illustrates the nation's struggle to restore deliveries of its most vital resource.


THE Agbada 2 flow station should have been buzzing with activity, pumping crude to one of Nigeria's largest export terminals. Instead it was idle in the muggy, mid-morning heat as Wilcox Emmanuel, the facility's manager, shrugged in resignation about the thieves who'd shut him...

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