May 11, 2016 / 12:52 PM / 3 years ago

Pipeline explosion in Nigeria's Delta behind shutdown of Shell's Bonny Light exports: community leader

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

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