Shell Resumes Gas Supply To NLNG After Lifting Force Majeure

Oil major Shell has lifted the force majeure on its feed gas supply into the Nigeria LNG export complex.
The Force Majeure was announced a month ago on August 8.
A spokesman of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) said: “SPDC lifted the force majeure on gas supply to NLNG effective today, September 7 2016, following repair of the leak at the Eastern Gas Gathering System (EGGS-1) and re-opening of the line.
A joint investigation team comprising community people, regulatory agencies and SPDC representatives found that the leak was from a hole drilled by unknown persons.”
Traders had said that the disruption to Shell’s feed gas supplies into NLNG meant that the latter was exporting at roughly half its normal capacity.
On September 6, Shell lifted the force majeure on its Bonny Light crude oil export terminal, but has yet to do so for its Forcados oil terminal. The Forcados FM has been in place since February.

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