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NLNG secures US court protestion order on LNG Finima

LNG_FINIMA08 December 2014, Sweetcrude, Bonny – Bonny Gas Transport Ltd and Nigeria LNG Ltd. have taken steps before the Court in New York to protect their vessel LNG FINIMA and other assets from arrest or attachment by competing claimants seeking payment for the same parcel of fuel delivered to the vessel, after insolvency of the OW Bunker company contracted with left the physical supplier unpaid.

A statement released by Kudo Eresia-Eke, the NLNG General Manager in charge of External Relations Division disclosed that the invoiced amount is being paid into Court to be released to the party adjudged entitled to receive it, adding that, in the meantime no steps can be taken against any Bonny Gas or NLNG assets.

This renders redundant an arrest order obtained last week by the physical supplier in Louisiana, and operations in the Bonny Gas fleet should be able to continue normally and without interruption by any of the competing claimants.

NLNG is owned by four shareholders, namely, the Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC (49%), Shell Gas BV, SGBV, (25.6%), Total LNG Nigeria Limited (15%), and Eni International (N.A,) N. V. S. a. r. l (10.4%).


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