Shell places Nembe Creek Trunk Line on Force Majeure

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Royal Dutch Shell said it has placed Nigeria’s Nembe Creek Trunk Line on force majeure.

This is the second time in five months one of Nigeria’s largest crude oil pipeline will be stopping operations.

According to a report by Reuters, a spokesperson for Iteo – an indigenous petroleum exploration and production company that the pipeline which conveys between 100,000 and 150,000 barrels of oil per day, was shut down last week.

Shell’s officials did not offer for the latest fault on the important crude oil transport channel, which delivers the product to the Bonny Export Terminal in Port Harcourt – the Rivers State capital.

Reuters quotes a source in Shell as saying that the Trans-Niger pipeline was the only conduit for the much sort after Bonny light.

NCTL was in April 2019 put under force majeure due to a fire outbreak. The pipeline was reopened in May and has now been shut down again.