SPDC shuts TNP because of leaks
Oct 09, 2013
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) today (October 9) shut the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) following reports of new leaks, barely 10 days after the line was repaired from crude oil theft incidents. Some 150,000 barrels of oil per day is deferred.
The latest leaks were reported at B-Dere, Nonwa–Tai, and Bodo West all in Ogoni land. SPDC shut the line as a precautionary measure after receiving reports of the incidents and has also mobilised a spill response team.
A joint investigation visit will be conducted as soon as possible to determine the cause and impact of the spills.