A militant group called the Niger Delta Avengers, which has ordered companies to leave Nigeria's oil-rich region, claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Niger Delta Avengers are a new militant group that has claimed responsibility for a recent wave of attacks on pipelines in Nigeria's oil-rich south.
Multinational oil giants Shell and Chevron have been forced to stall oil production in Nigeria in recent weeks as the uptick in violent attacks on pipelines puts pressure on the country's finances.
Tens of thousands of Fort McMurray residents had to flee their homes on short notice, abandoning their belongings as a black sky loomed overhead, literally raining down ashes.
The US has stepped up its strikes on IS oil assets since the Paris attacks in an effort to cripple its finances, in a campaign known as "Tidal Wave II."
Exxon currently has 25 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, a fairly hefty chunk of the planet's doomsday stock.