Shell declares force majeure in Nigeria due to pipeline shutdown

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Shell’s Nigerian business has declared force majeure for Bonny Light crude oil for the second time in just over a month after a leak led to a pipeline shutdown in the restive Niger Delta, a news report said.

Shell called an end to its last force majeure after fixing a separate leak on the Nembe Creek trunk line, Reuters reported today.

A spokeswoman for the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria was quoted as saying Bonny Light exports were continuing via the recently reopened Trans Niger Pipeline.

Oil production in Nigeria is 700,000 barrels a day short due to militant attacks on pipelines and other infrastructure.