By SARAH KENT
Shell's Nigerian unit, Shell Petroleum Development Company
(SPDC) declared force majeure on gas supplies to Nigeria LNG
Ltd. (NLNG) following a reported gas leak on one of its
pipelines, SPDC said.
SPDC said the shutdown was currently affecting some 1.5 Bcf
of gas a day. In a separate statement, NLNG said the disrupted
gas supply is the equivalent of 40%-50% of its usual total gas
"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 trunk
line caused by saboteurs caused a disruption to supplies of
more than two months.
NLNG is a joint venture between the Nigerian National
Petroleum, Shell Gas, Total LNG Nigeria Limited and Eni
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