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Rising tensions as Benin arrests Nigerien oil workers and NBEP pipeline is shuttered

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Issue 508 - 21 Jun 2024 - By Marc Howard | 5 minute read

Despite the first cargo being lifted from the Niger-Benin Export Pipeline (NBEP) sea terminal in May, cross-border relations have continued to sour, after Benin arrested five Nigerien pipeline employees and a second crude loading was aborted, while insurgents have attacked the pipeline in Niger, writes Virgile Ahissou in Cotonou with Marc Howard.

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