Jesse, Nigeria pipeline explosion

October 17 1998

On October 17, 1998, a high pressure surface pipeline carrying gasoline from the Warri Refinery in Southern Nigeria to Kaduna in North Nigeria ruptured and exploded, killing 1,078 people in Jesse, Nigeria, in one of the deadliest energy-related accidents in history. The pipeline was owned and operated by the state owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

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