Nigerian Youths Blow Up Oil Pipeline

Chevron output diminished by 120K barrels per day
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2008 3:19 PM CDT
Larry Bowoto, a community leader in Nigeria.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A youth gang blew up a Chevron pipeline in Nigeria yesterday, reducing output from the world's eighth-largest oil producer by 120,000 barrels a day. Such attacks are common in Nigeria, Reuters reports: Sparked by poverty and hatred of foreign companies, militants have cut oil production there by one-fifth over the past 2 years.