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Shell warns on gas supplies to Nigeria LNG

Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:00am EST

LAGOS, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L: QuoteProfileResearch,Stock Buzz) declared force majeure on gas supplies to Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd on Thursday after it shut down its Soku gas plant to repair pipelines damaged by thieves.

“In recent months the number of illegal connections on pipelines has increased significantly and they are encroaching on the Soku plant itself, increasing safety risks to an unacceptable level,” Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary SPDC said in a statement. (For full Reuters Africa coverage and to have your say on the top issues, visit: africa.reuters.com/ )

(Reporting by Nick Tattersall)

 

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