Shell reopens Bonny Light crude export pipeline



19 May 2015, London – Shell reopened on May 16 the Trans Nigeria pipeline that feeds Bonny Light crude oil to the export terminal, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

The pipeline, which has the capacity to carry 180,000 barrels of crude oil per day, was closed on May 12 following a leak caused by attenpted theft.

There were four to six days of delays on the pipeline, traders said, which could cause some June-loading cargoes to be deferred to July. Shell has said it did not declare force majeure on loadings.

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