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Shell Says Gas Supplies to Nigeria LNG Reduced Due to Oil Pipeline Issues

Posted by August 28, 2015

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Shell on Friday said gas supplies to Nigeria's LNG export terminal on Bonny Island had been reduced due to the shutdown of a major oil pipeline in the country caused by a leak and theft.
The reduction may impact liquefied natural gas exports from the facility.
Shell's Nigerian unit, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), on Thursday declared force majeure on crude oil exports via two major pipelines, including the Trans Nigera Pipeline (TNP).
The shutdown has led to a cut in gas being fed into the LNG export plant.
"SPDC JV gas supplies to (Nigeria LNG) are reduced as a result of the TNP shutdown," Shell said in an emailed statement.
SPDC is a joint venture with state oil company Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. They supply gas into the LNG plant.
(Reporting by Libby George; additional reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic; editing by David Evans)

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