Oil major Shell has declared a force majeure and halted crude exports from a key terminal in Nigeria after a pipeline leak. The company said the move was taken after a leak in the Trans Forcados pipeline which affected crude exports from one of the country’s main export points. The terminal has the capacity to export up to 400,000 barrels a day.
An investigation is underway after a gas leak on a North Sea platform. Production was temporarily shut down on the Beryl Alpha platform around 200 miles from Aberdeen after the incident earlier this month. Operator Apache said the leak was suspected to have come from a flow transmitter on one of its wells.
A leak on a major Russian oil pipeline has caused a spill in the Black Sea. Officials said stormy weather had hampered efforts to assess the incident.
Canadian operator Enbridge shut down one of its pipelines after a leak at the Regina Terminal in Saskatchewan. A release from the line within the on-site pumping station had been reported. A spokesman said there was no impact to the public, wildlife or waterways following the incident.