Police free Shell employees abducted in Nigeria

By Janene Pieters A police unit freed two Shell employees who were abducted in Nigeria last week, a Shell spokesperson said on Tuesday. The two are doing well, according to the spokesperson, NU.nl reports. The two employees were abducted during a work outing at Rumuji in the Niger Delta last week Thursday. Their police escort […]

Shell Lifts Force Majeure on Bonny Light Exports

Ejiofor Alike Barely two days after Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company announced the completion of repairs of the Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Thursday lifted force majeure on exports of Bonny Light crude. The NCTL and the Trans-Niger Pipeline (TNP) are the two major pipelines used by SPDC and some […]

Shell lifts its first crude cargo from Libya in five years: industry sources

DUBAI (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell has lifted a cargo of 600,000 barrels of crude oil from Libya’s Zueitina port, its first from the war-torn north African country in 5 years, two industry sources told Reuters on Saturday. “Libya is a significant resource holder and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd (STASCO) has a […]

Protestors drag Shell Niger Delta oil facility shutdown into fifth day

Protesters still numbered around 800 people, praying and cooking under canopies set up at the Belema Flow Station in Rivers state as security personnel watched. AKUKU-TORU, Nigeria – Protesters on Tuesday dragged the shutdown of a Shell (RDSa.L) crude oil facility in the Niger Delta into its fifth day, after storming the flow station demanding […]

Shell: crude oil theft droped by over 200% in 2016

Posted By: Emeka Ugwuanyi Crude oil theft in the Niger Delta has fallen, following increased pipelines monitoring by the security forces in the region and reduction in production, The Nation has learnt. Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC), in a document made available to The Nation, noted that crude oil theft from its facilities reduced […]

Shell Lifts 'force majeure' for Forcados Liftings

Posted by Joseph Keef Royal Dutch Shell lifted force majeure on exports of Nigeria’s Forcados crude oil, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The grade, which typically exports 200,000-240,000 barrels per day (bpd) had been under force majeure since February 2016 following a militant attack on the main export route, the Trans Forcados Pipeline. To continue […]

Nigeria Seizes Foreign Vessel for Alleged Theft of Shell Crude

by Tony Tamuno Nigeria detained a vessel with crew members from countries including Pakistan, Indonesia and Ukraine for alleged theft of crude from a facility owned by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the navy said. The tanker, MT TECNE, was apprehended before dawn on April 25 while loading crude from the Afremo platform operated by Shell’s […]

Goodluck Jonathan denies oil deal kickbacks

Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan did not receive kickbacks from a $1.3bn deal involving oil giants ENI and Shell which is under investigation in Italy, his spokesman said on Tuesday. In a statement, Mr Jonathan said he had not been “accused, indicted or charged for corruptly collecting monies” linked to the 2011 deal for an […]

Shell shuts African pipeline

Elisha Bala-Gbogbo and Paul Burkhardt Abuja – Royal Dutch Shell shut the Trans Niger oil pipeline after a fire, threatening to worsen a drop in Nigerian output due to unplanned disruptions. The line can transport about 180 000 barrels a day to the Bonny Export Terminal in the Niger Delta was halted Tuesday due to […]