The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has declared force majeure on gas supplies to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) export facility on Bonny Island, the company spokesman said.
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday 10th, made available to newsmen.
“The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) declared force majeure on gas supply to NLNG on 8 August 2016, following a leak on the Eastern Gas Gathering System (EGGS-1) pipeline through which it supplies the bulk of its gas to NLNG,” a spokesman said in an emailed statement.
SPDC, Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian unit, is a joint venture with state oil company Nigerian National Petroleum Corp (NNPC). They supply gas to the LNG plant.
The declaration may impact exports from the facility.
“The pipeline has been shut down for a joint investigation visit into the cause of the leak and repairs,” the spokesman said, adding that SPDC continues to supply gas to the facility through other pipelines.