Pipeline fire causes shutdown of Nigeria’s electricity grid

Nigeria’s electricity grid has been shut down because of a pipeline fire, the country’s Ministry of Power said on Wednesday.
By Staff reporter 3 January 2018 0 28940

Nigeria’s electricity grid has been shut down because of a pipeline fire, the country’s Ministry of Power said on Wednesday.

The fire broke out on the Escravos Lagos pipeline system near Okada in the southern state of Edo, the ministry said. Supply to several power stations was affected.

The unstable grid has caused some Nigerian businesses and households to install their own generators running on liquid fuels.

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