Reuters logo
Shell declares force majeure on Nigeria gas supplies
February 7, 2013 / 7:56 PM / 5 years ago

Shell declares force majeure on Nigeria gas supplies

ABUJA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s local Nigerian unit has declared force majeure on gas supplies to the country’s 22 million tonne-a-year liquefied natural gas (NLNG) export terminal, the company said on Thursday.

A spokesman for Shell Petroleum Development Co of Nigeria (SPDC) said the force majeure took effect from Monday and was due to a suspected gas line leak.

SPDC has shut down the Soku and Gbaran-Ubie gas plants while investigations are conducted, he said.

Nigeria’s state-oil company NNPC owns 49 percent of NLNG with Shell holding 25.6 pct, France’s Total SA 15 pct and Italy’s Eni SpA 10.4 pct.

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below