Shell reopens 150K bbl/day Trans Niger pipeline

|By:, SA News Editor

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) has reopened its 150K bbl/day Trans Niger pipeline in Nigeria which had been shut for nearly two months; however, the force majeure declares in April on Nigeria's benchmark Bonny Light crude oil grade remains in place.

Shell shut in the Trans Niger in July following a leak on the Bomu-Bonny section at Owokiri, which was caused by a six-inch crude theft valve being placed on the line.

Shell had estimated the total daily loss from the shutdown at ~$15M.