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Chevron's oil platform in Nigeria hit by militants


U.S.-based energy firm Chevron Corp. said that militants have attacked its oil platform in Nigeria's Niger Delta region, reported Reuters.

The attack on the Chevron Nigeria Ltd. facility is the latest in a series of attacks on oil facilities in the country. "The facility is currently shut-in and we are assessing the situation, and have deployed resources to respond to a resulting spill," said Chevron. A group called the Niger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for the attack. The group said that it blew up the oil platform.

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