Nigeria LNG on October 5 declared a force majeure on terminal output after an attempt to steal crude oil from a pipeline led to a fire, Reuters reported, citing Shell’s spokesman.
“An attempt was made to steal crude oil from the Bomu-Bonny trunk line and offload it onto a waiting ship that led to a fire on the line and on the ship on Sunday,” the spokesman said.
The force majeure, which covers the company should delivery not occur due to circumstances beyond its control, took effect as of Oct. 4, he said.
Nigeria LNG Limited is jointly owned in the following proportions: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) owns 49%, Shell Gas B.V. owns 25.6%, Total LNG Nigeria Ltd owns 15% and Eni International owns 10.4%.
LNG World News Staff, October 8, 2012; Image: JGC