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Shell shuts down a pipeline in the Niger Delta



The pipeline might have been attacked by the Niger Delta Avengers on Saturday though the company neither confirms nor denies it.



27.Sep.16 4:56 PM
By Alesya Davydova
Photo INNOV.RU

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Shell shuts down a pipeline in the Niger Delta

Shell has shut down one of its two pipelines that carry Bonny light crude to the Forcados terminal in the Niger Delta. The company officials explain that a fire was detected “on the right of way” of the pipeline. According to Oilprice.com’s estimates, the shut-down will reduce Shell’s export from the Nigerian terminal by 180,000 barrels per day.

On Saturday the Niger Delta Avengers announced they had blown up a Bonny Light pipeline, but there is no information whether the pipeline belongs to Shell. The company still neither confirms nor denies that its pipeline was attacked by the rebels.

Earlier the militant group stated that they attacked the pipeline as a reaction to government attempts of “over dramatisation of the so-called dialogue and negotiation process on the side of President Muhammadu Buhari and his government.”

Two weeks ago the Niger Delta Avengers blew up one more pipeline, belonging to Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, despite the ceasefire in the region.




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