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Nigerian rebels reduce available work for tanker carriers

The West African spot market for tanker has declined by four percent in the second quarter. In particular, this is attributable to attacks by Niger Delta Avengers on the country's oil infrastructure, writes Alphatankers in its most recent newsletter.

Photo: Sunday Alamba/Polfoto/Arkiv

Rebel group Niger Delta Avengers has been successful in reducing West Africa oil exports with its attacks.

The group's goal is to ensure that the local population receives a larger portion of the profits while it also wants to pressure oil companies into taking better care of the environment. Until this is achieved, the rebels will carry out attacks on the sector's infrastructure.

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