Shell Shuts Trans Ramos Pipeline Over Oil Spill Clean Up

Oil major Shell shut-in the Trans Ramos pipeline which feeds into Nigeria’s Forcados oil export terminal, to clean up crude oil spilled from a ruptured section, it said late-Sunday.

“The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited…has recovered over 95% of spilled oil from the recent spill incidents on sections of the Trans Ramos Pipeline (TRP) in Aghoro community, Bayelsa State, and in Odimodi community in Delta State,” Shell said in a statement. Forcados, a gasoil-rich sweet crude blend, is one of Nigeria’s top export grades.

“The pipeline, which has remained shut-in since the incidents, supplies crude to the SPDC Joint Venture-owned Forcados Oil Terminal in western Niger Delta for export,” the company said. Although Shell did not state the volume of crude affected due to the closure, the pipeline has a capacity of 100,000 b/d of crude, according to company sources.

 

Source: EnergyMixReport

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