December 21, 2011 / 12:35 PM / 8 years ago

Shell shutting Nigerian oil platform after leak

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell is in the process of shutting its 200,000 barrels per day Bonga offshore oilfield in Nigeria after a leak occurred while loading a tanker on Tuesday, the firm said in a statement.

The company said that “less than 40,000 barrels of oil” has leaked into the ocean so far.

Reporting by Emma Farge; editing by James Jukwey

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