Key Nigerian oil export pipeline under force majeure after fireChristian Fernsby ▼ | April 22, 2019
The operator of the Nembe Creek Trunk Line, one of the two key pipelines of Nigeria’s Bonny Light crude grade capable of transporting 150,000 bpd to the export terminal, declared on Sunday force majeure, due to a fire suspected to have been the result of an illegal third-party breach.
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Before the fire broke out, the Nembe Creek Trunk Line was operating smoothly, which raises suspicion that the fire was the result of an “illegitimate, third-party breach of the functionality of the pipeline,” the statement by Aiteo spokesman Ndiana Matthew said. ■