Shell resumes production after trunkline repairs

29 January 2012, Sweetcrude, LAGOS – Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell says it had resumed oil production following the repair of a trunkline in the south, which was reportedly sabotaged last month.

“We finished repairs on Nembe Creek Trunkline on January 22 and production resumed on January 23,” a Shell spokesman, Precious Okolobo, told AFP.

The December 24 alleged sabotage forced the the company to declare a “force majeur” which freed it over failure to meet contractual obligations.

The Anglo-Dutch firm previously said it shut down production on December 24 after thieves attacked the Nembe creek pipeline in southern Nigeria to siphon crude, leading to 70,000 barrels per day in lost production.

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