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Shell issues production warning in Nigeria

Shell issues production warning in Nigeria

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is warning it can't meet production goals in Nigeria after several pipeline spills in the oil-rich southern delta.
A Shell spokesman said in a statement Tuesday that its Nigerian subsidiary has declared "force majeure" on its Bonny Light crude shipment until the end of October. The term is used when it is impossible for an oil company to cover the promised supply from the field.
Tony Okonedo says one pipeline recorded six separate spills, caused by hacksaw cuts, in Bayelsa State over the last few weeks.
He says three cuts on a nearby pipeline caused three more spills Sunday.
Shell's pipelines run across Nigeria's oil-rich region of swamps, mangroves and creeks. Nigeria is a top supplier of crude to the U.S.


Updated : 2021-10-25 13:26 GMT+08:00