Shell Suffers Another Attack On Facility

Suspected militants have attacked an oil pipeline operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the Niger Delta region.
Reuters reported that community people reported the latest incident (Yesterday) Monday.
Series of militants attack on oil and gas facilities in the last few months, has cut crude production which stood at 2.2 million barrels per day (bpd) at the start of the year by around 700,000 bpd.
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the blast at the Trans Ramos Pipeline near Odimodi, operated by Shell’s joint venture SPDC, which locals said happened in the early hours of Sunday even as Shell claimed the line was closed for repairs.
Endoro New-world, a local, said the blast shook nearby homes and created a “ball of fire”.
“At sunrise, a group from the community in company of the SPDC surveillance team was able to locate the site of the blast,” he said.
Community leader Godspower Gbenekama also said residents heard a loud explosion, adding that there had been an oil spill.
Shell issued a statement on Monday in which it said it was “investigating the reported incident”.
“The Trans Ramos Pipeline (TRP) transports oil to Forcados Terminal and has been shut since the leak on the Forcados export line on February 14, 2016,” it said.

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