Shell lifts Force Majeure on gas supplies to Nigeria’s NLNG
LONDON – Shell lifted its force majeure on gas supplies to Nigeria’s NLNG, the company said in a statement.
“The force majeure was declared on 15th May 2013 due to a leak on the Eastern Gas Gathering System [EGGS-1] pipeline,” Shell said in the statement. “The joint investigation visit to the location of the leak showed that the leak was caused by sabotage.”
A force majeure is declared when a company is unable to fulfill its contractual obligations to deliver crude due to circumstances beyond its control. NLNG has said the disrupted gas supply was the equivalent of 40% – 50% of NLNG’s usual total gas intake.
NLNG is a joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum, Shell, Total, and Eni.