Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary has shut its 180 000 bpd Trans Niger pipeline in Nigeria due to a leak, effectively shutting in exports of Bonny Light crude oil, World Pipelines reports.

The Nigerian unit of Shell has shut its Trans Niger Pipeline due to a leak, while the managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said on Monday that the pipeline was attacked.

Shell’s Nigeria subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), said that it had shut the pipeline last Friday following a leak that had occurred in Ogoniland. The company is investigating the cause of the leak.

Shell declared force majeure on Bonny Light exports earlier this month after the closure of the Nembe Creek trunkline by operator Aiteo, the only other export avenue, but until last week loadings continued via the Trans Niger Pipeline.

 

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