With the 28 inch TNP already shut in for removal of illegal oil theft connections, a total of about 150,000 barrels per day of oil have been deferred.  

Details of this latest incident including cause and size of spill are unclear at the moment, but the TNP has been variously targeted by crude oil thieves in recent months and shut down several times to enable the removal of theft points.

The  relevant authorities have been notified of the incident and SPDC is mobilizing to respond as quickly as possible with a  joint investigation visit (JIV) and repairs, preparatory to clean up.