YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - An explosion has shut down an oil pipeline in Nigeria’s Delta, a community leader said on Wednesday, explaining why Shell has shut down its Bonny Light exports.
Shell said earlier a leak had shut down the exports, without giving details.
“There was a blast on the trunk line around Kalabari community of Rivers state,” said Nengi James, a community leader dealing with oil and gas companies operating in the region. “We don’t know the cause and who is behind the explosion.”
Reporting by Tife Owolabi; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle