– Declares force majeure on gas export to NLNG
Port Harcourt — The breach on Nigerian Agip Oil Company’s 24inch gas pipeline in Okaka, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has temporarily crippled its gas export, Eni, the Italian parent company has announced.
To this end, Eni disclosed that a ‘Force Majeure’ on its gas export feed to the Nigeria LNG Limited in Bonny has been declared.
The management of Eni in a statement noted that the incident on the gas pipeline operated by its Nigerian unit, NAOC cut gas export feed to NLNG by 5million Standard Cubic Meter per day.
The statement issued by the Media Relations Manager, in charge of African Operations at Eni, Mr Domenico Spins, said the facility which aggregates gas from NAOC’s swamp wells in Bayelsa suffered a second attack on April 5th 2022 and went up in flames.
Spins who maintained that the breach was caused by sabotage, also explained that the firm shut in all gas wells that feed the line to douse pressure and pave way for repairs which was completed on April 8th 2022.
“A gas leak incident due to third-party interference occurred on 5th April along 24’’ Ogbainbiri to Obiafu/Obrikom Gas pipeline at Okaka in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
“All wells conferring in that pipeline was immediately shut-in and line depressurized whilst the area was cordoned off for safety reasons.
“The relevant Government Regulatory Agencies and the community were promptly notified. A Joint Investigation Visit confirmed sabotage.
“Deferred production is estimated at about 5 MSm3/d of gas and the repair job was completed on 8th April.
“Production ramp up will take some days. Force majeure has been declares at Bonny NLNG.
“This is the second hacksaw cut in the area in a few day, following a previous event that occurred on the same pipeline on 28th March,” Eni said in the statement.
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