Egbebiri area of Biseni in Yenagoa Council area of Bayelsa State has been suffering from a leak in AGIP well head since February 7, 2014, Friday.
The main cause of the leak is corrosion at Idu Well 3, operated by Agip.
Crude oil is being discharged in gaseous form, which liquefies and settles on the ground.
An AGIP surveillance staffer found at the site, Mr Eno Doukpola, said the leak had been reported to the company but no steps had been taken to stop the leak.
He said the company had sent different groups of people to come and inspect the leak but what they needed was a maintenance team to stop the leak.
“It started small but … the site is already surrounded by a pool of oil. The leak is worsening by the day as more oil is gushing out as the pressure is widening the leak on the pipe,” he added.
A site supervisor, who spoke to SaharaReporters on conditions of anonymity, noted that the area became very unsafe due to the leak.
“The smell of the gas is very poisonous and I cannot continue to expose my workers to it. We have to suspend work until something is done about the oil and gas discharge,” he narrated.