Shell restarts gas to Nigeria LNG plant back after fire
Shell said on Friday it had lifted its force majeure on gas supply to Nigeria LNG, a day after Total said gas deliveries to the plant had restarted, along with oil output from the 90,000 barrel per day block OML 58.
Gas supplies to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) firm are being reinstated, after damage caused by a fire on a tanker stealing oil on October 6 reduced shipments. Nigeria LNG runs a six train plant with a capacity of 22 million tonnes a year, around 9 percent of global supply. A force majeure on exports from the plant remains in place.
A tanker stealing oil caught ablaze on September 30 spreading fire across several oil and gas installations. Shell still has force majeures in place on its Bonny Light and Forcados crude oil streams due to the fire damage.
Nigeria LNG stakeholders are state-run energy firm NNPC with 49 percent, Shell (25.6 percent), Total (15 percent), and Eni (10.4 percent).