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Dow Jones Newswires: Shell Shuts Nigeria Plant After Attack

LAGOS -(Dow Jones)- Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN), has shut down its Cawthorne Channel gas plant in the eastern Niger Delta following an attack by armed men early Wednesday morning, a company official told Dow Jones Newswires.

“A gang of armed men attacked the plant between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. local time this morning,” the official said. “There are reports of casualties but we cannot confirm the numbers now.”

He said the gas plant has capacity of 150 million cubic feet of gas a day.

-By Vincent Nwanma, Dow Jones Newswires; +234-1-585-0849;

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