Lagos — Italian energy group Eni (ENI.MI) said on Friday it had lifted a force majeure on gas exports from Nigeria’s Okaka in Bayelsa state after repairing a vandalised pipeline.
Eni declared force majeure on April 6 after the Ogboinbiri to Obiafu/Obrikom gas line operated by local unit Nigerian Agip Oil Company was damaged by a hacksaw cut, resulting in the loss of 5 million standard cubic metres per day.
A spokesman for Eni said in a statement that operations had been fully restored this week.
Disruptions to oil and gas production are common in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, where pipelines are often vandalised and crude stolen for illegal refining.
*Tife Owolabi; Editing: MacDonald Dzirutwe & David Evans – Reuters
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