Oil Major, Shell has declared force majeure on gas supplies to Nigeria’s LNG export terminal on Bonny Island in Rivers State due to a pipeline leak.
Spokesman for the Oil giant, Precious Okolobo yesterday, said that, “Shell declared force majeure on gas supplies from SPDC to NLNG (Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Co), effective August 4, adding that the company was investigating the cause of the leak.
A spokesman for NLNG, Tony Okonedo, said that exports had so far been unaffected but that the company was discussing potentially rescheduling some shipments with its customers.
SPDC is Shell’s Nigerian joint venture with state oil company Nigerian National Petroleum Corp (NNPC).
NNPC holds a 49 percent stake in NLNG and the rest is owned by oil majors Shell, Total and Italy’s Eni.
It can produce 22 million metric tonnes of liquefied gas per year and has long-term supply contracts with buyers in Italy, Spain, Turkey, Portugal and France and also sells on the spot market.

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