Nigeria could face a worsening of the acute shortage of petroleum products, following the suspension of oil supply through pipelines from the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, after the vandalization of a pipeline by rebels in the country's Delta region, according to the PetrolWorld.

The action has been reportedly taken by the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, after attacks on the Warri-Benin pipeline, which carries fuel products from the Warri jetty to other parts of the country.

The news source noted that PPMC suspended the supply of petroleum products to repair the damaged portions of the pipeline.