Apoi community live in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. In this area, Agips Ogboinbiri Flow Station has been built. The inhabitants are predominantly fishermen and subsistence farmers. The 10th Tededaba Clough Creek pipeline, which is one of the pipelines feeding the Ogboinbiri flow station, runs across their land. The pipeline was laid down in 1980. On the 20th October 2007, the community dwellers were alerted of the rupture of the Clough Creek pipeline as a result of fire, which was caused by the freely flowing crude oil. It was not the first time though; in fact there have been a series of oil spill in the community which also caused fires. The first occurred in 1999, followed by another incident in 2005, and then in 2007. All of these spills have occurred at the same spot. Obviously the pipelines have not been properly maintained.