“We are coping at NLNG with the cut in gas supply. The six-train NLNG plant is running normally without any challenges,” an NLNG spokeswoman told Platts.
Shell on Monday declared force majeure on gas supplies to the Bonny LNG plant after the company shut down the Trans Niger Pipeline to repair holes drilled by oil thieves.
The closure of the pipeline cut supply of 500,000 Mcf/d of gas to the NLNG plant.
The 22 million mt/year Nigeria LNG plant consumes 3.5 Bcf/d of gas as feedstock.
NLNG, which accounts for 8% of global LNG supply, declared force majeure on gas exports on June 28 following production disruptions after Nigeria’s state-run maritime security agency NIMASA blockaded the export terminals for more than three weeks.
NLNG also declared force majeure on exports in April after a sabotage attack on a Shell pipeline cut the gas supply to the Bonny plant.
NLNG Ltd. is owned jointly by state oil firm Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (49%), Shell (25.6%), Total (15%) and Eni (10.4%).
Information from Platts was used in this report.