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Shell Nigeria Bomu-Bonny Pipeline Leaking – Community

May 7, 2012

LONDON (Dow Jones)–A leak on Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSB.LN) Bomu-Bonny oil pipeline in Nigeria has been spilling around 150 liters of crude oil a minute since Monday morning, a local community member said.

“Another serious oil spill occurred four hours ago on the pipeline, approximately 200 meters south of the Bomu manifold. About 150 liters of oil is oozing out every minute,” said the community member Monday.

The manifold is located on the Bomu-Bonny Trans-Niger pipeline, which normally carries around 120,000 barrels a day. It is unclear if oil transit has been disrupted by attempts to stop the leak.

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. is “investigating reports of a leak on a section of the Trans-Niger Pipeline at K-Dere in Ogoniland,” a Shell spokesman said.

According to the community member, an SPDC remediation team working in the area has arrived at the scene to address the leak.

-By Alexis Flynn, Dow Jones Newswires, +44 207 842 9471, [email protected]

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