Nigeria’s oil export volume has dipped by 180,000 barrels following repairs on theTrans Niger Pipeline, TNP, one of Nigeria’s key oil pipelines.
The pipeline, which carries Bonny Light crude oil for export and runs through Awara, south-east Nigeria, had been shut for repairs since June 8 following a leak.
Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, spokesman Precious Okolobo revealed this on the phone on Tuesday, June 28. He however didn’t give a time frame for its re-opening.
The TNP transports around 180,000 barrels of crude oil per day to the Bonny Export Terminal and is part of the gas liquids evacuation infrastructure critical for continued domestic power generation (Afam VI power plant) and liquefied gas exports, according to Shell’s website.
With operations through the pipeline shut, Nigeria’s crude oil export capacity is negatively impacted by a reduction of at least 180, 000 barrels per day. Again, gas supplies to Afam VI power plant and other critical plants necessary for power generation and supply to parts of the country remained constrained.