Vanguard (Lagos)

10 December 2012

Nigeria: Escravos GTL Shutdown, By Citizen Okon

Operational activities at the multi billion naira Escravos-Gas-To-Liquid, EGTL project, has been shut down by workers, in a second day of protest over demand for end of contract pay-off and other allowances.

According to citizen reporter Okon, workers of the project, located in Warri South-West Local Government Area, have vowed not to rescind their decision on the ongoing protest until all their grievances are resolved.

Citizen Okon said,"For the second day running the Escravos Gas to Liquid Project has been shut down by workers. Workers are demanding for end of contract pay off and other allowances from the management of Chevron or it will be a battle between them and their various contractors. As at today morning, all facilities are down and workers are fully prepared for a showdown, even with the community leaders."

Escravos GTL is a gas to liquids (GTL) project based in Escravos region, located in Delta State , about 100 kilometres southeast of Lagos.

The plant converts natural gas into liquid petroleum products is developed by Chevron Nigeria Limited, with a 75% stake, Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC , with 15% stake and Sasol with 10%.

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