May 20, 2009 / 12:46 PM / 9 years ago

NNPC sees no major output impact from delta unrest

(Adds comment on Eni force majeure)

LAGOS, May 20 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s state oil company NNPC said on Wednesday there had been no significant impact on oil production from days of heavy clashes between the security forces and militants in the Niger Delta.

"The success of the military campaign means that production can go on ... right now there is no significant impact on production," NNPC spokesman Levi Ajuonoma said.

Italy’s biggest oil and gas company Eni SpA (ENI.MI) on Wednesday declared force majeure on exports from its Brass River terminal in Bayelsa state after militant threats to blockade key waterways to try to prevent oil exports.

An industry source said the total oil output affected by the measure was 52,000 barrels per day (bpd). [ID:nLK405215]

"It is just a precautionary measure so these contractual obligations are put on alert," Ajuonoma said. (Reporting by Nick Tattersall; editing by James Jukwey)

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