THE Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC, has declared force majeure on Forcados liftings effective 1500hrs (Nigerian time) February 21. This followed the disruption in production caused by the spill on the Forcados Terminal subsea crude export pipeline, according to a statement signed by Bamidele Odugbesan, Shell spokesperson, which was made available to Realnews this evening.
“SPDC is intensifying efforts on containment and oil recovery from the February 14, 2016 spill, while also finalising repair plans,” it said.
It should be recalled that Niger Delta Avengers, a new militant group blew up the Forcados export terminal as part of the pressure to get the federal government to release Nnamdi Kanu, detained leader of the Independent People of Biafra among other demands. The group claimed that the have sympathisers from the North, East and West of the Nigeria.
— Feb 22, 2016 @ 17:45 GMT