Nigeria to Resume Exports from Forcados Pipeline

Nigeria to Resume Exports from Forcados Pipeline

Royal Dutch Shell’s Forcados pipeline in Nigeria will resume deliveries in September, reported World Oil.

The Forcados pipeline system is among oil infrastructure targeted by Nigerian militants this year. In February, Shell declared force majeure after militants blew up a line feeding the Forcados terminal, which typically exports about 200,000b/d of which Shoreline transports around 52,000 b/d, according to Ecofin Agency’s Oil and Gas.

In early August, Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum, Emmanuel Kachikwu, said that the country expects to pump 1.5mb/d at best during 2016, this amount is expected to grow to 1.8mb/d with operations resuming at Forcados.

The Niger Delta Avengers, which has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks in the region this year, have agreed to a ceasefire. However, other militant groups have appeared and have recently attacked the Ogor-Oteri pipeline, which is operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company and Shoreline.


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