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Trans Forcados Remains Closed After Fire

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Shell’s Trans Forcados pipeline in Nigeria remains closed after a fire broke out on the line according to the company. While the line remains closed, Shell has yet to declare a force majeure.

The fire occurred at a spill site along the pipeline within the Chanomi Creek in the Yeye community.

The pipeline is the major trunk line within the Forcados pipeline system, which is the second largest network in the Niger Delta and transports oil, water and associated gas from fields in the western delta to the Forcados oil terminal, which has an oil export capacity of 400,000 bpd.

Shell manages the crude export terminal, while Heritage Energy operates the pipeline.