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Shell declares force majeure on gas supplies to Nigeria LNG

BY SARAH KENT
 
LONDON -- Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian unit SPDC Wednesday declared force majeure on gas supplies to Nigeria LNG following a reported gas leak on one of its pipelines Tuesday, Shell Petroleum Development Company said in a statement.

SPDC said the shutdown was currently affecting some 1.5 Bcfd. In a separate statement, NLNG said the disrupted gas supply is the equivalent of 40%-50% of its usual total gas intake.

"The shutdown will be in place until the source of the leak is identified and necessary remedial actions are completed by SPDC, to ensure safe operation," NLNG said.

SPDC only lifted a previous force majeure on its gas supplies to NLNG in mid-April, after a leak on a major trunkline caused by saboteurs caused a disruption to supplies of more than two months.

NLNG is a JV between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp., Shell Gas BV, Total LNG Nigeria Limited and Eni International.

Dow Jones Newswires

05/16/2013

 

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