The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) is intensifying efforts to recover from oil spill at the Forcados Terminal export pipeline that occurred on 14th February, World Stage informed.

SPDC, supported by industry group Clean Nigeria Associates (CNA) and other oil companies, has deployed specialized equipment to contain the spill and mobilized clean-up teams to join in the response. Diving teams which inspected the 48-inch diameter export pipeline reported extensive damage to it that is consistent with the application of external force. The SPDC Joint Venture is therefore working with relevant government agencies to review the security situation around its critical assets in the Niger Delta, PM News Nigeria wrote.

Production into the terminal and crude oil exports were stopped soon after the spill was discovered. SPDC has also procured relief materials for distribution to communities.