Nigerian Unrest: Shell Declares Force Major, Cuts Production
Community unrest in southern Nigeria has prompted the Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell to declare force major and reduce deliveries from the Bonny oil terminal to 250,000 barrels per day (bpd), a company spokesman said Tuesday.
The force major was declared late Monday at the terminal in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, and it will continue through the end of the month, the company spokesman told AFP.
"We have informed our customers about the delay in meeting the delivery schedules," said the official, who requested anonymity.
He said the move was in response to repeated incidents of vandalism against oil pipelines by community youths demanding money, jobs and amenities -- LAGOS (AFP)
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