Setback for Nigeria’s oil exports, as major pipelines shut down for repairs

Nigeria’s crude oil export has suffered a setback, following the shutdown of trans-ramon pipeline in Delta State, following the discovery of a leak on it.

Royal Dutch Shell in a statement, said the pipeline is supplying 100,000 barrels of crude oil daily to the forecados oil export terminal.

The company, which has suspended bonny light crude being exported through the pipleine, said it is still trying to determine the leak, and to mobilize resources to fix the leak.

Earlier this month, another major pipeline, trans-forecados, which handled between 200,000 to 240,000 barrels of crude oil daily, was also shut down following a leak on it.

Meanwhile, the joint military task force protecting oil installations in Niger Delta region, has confirmed a fire outbreak at an offshore oil rig operated by Connoil in Bayelsa state.

The oil rig, according to the force spokesman, Major Abdullahi Ibrahim, is located in Kolukuma, in the Southern Ijaw local government area.

Major Ibrahim explained that all the crew aboard the oil rig in the Atlantic Ocean were successfully evacuated.

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