Explosion hits Nigeria LNG pipeline

Explosion hits Nigeria LNG pipeline
Nigeria LNG plant (Image courtesy of Nigeria LNG)

Nigeria LNG, the operator of the 22 mtpa liquefied natural gas plant on Bonny Island, reported a pipeline explosion on Wednesday, February 22. 

According to the company’s statement, the explosion went off “on a section of the Right of Way housing two gas transmission pipelines, one of which belongs to Nigeria LNG, about 3 kilometers from Rumuji in Rivers State.”

So far the cause of the explosion has not been determined NLNG sai, adding that no injuries or fatalities have been reported.

Nigeria LNG continues the investigation into possible reasons for the explosion that rocked its gas transmission system.

The company further urged the communities closest to the explosion site to stay clear for safety purposes while the investigation continues.

The company, owned by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (49 percent), Shell (25.6 percent), Total LNG Nigeria (15 percent) and Eni (10.4 percent), also supplies about 40 percent of the annual domestic LPG consumption.

Further updates on the incident will be provided in due course, Nigeria LNG added.

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