Shell Nigeria, on Friday, confirmed that the Niger Delta Avengers blew up the Forcados 48 inches under-repair by the Shell Petroleum Development Company terminal pipeline in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
The company released a statement where it stated that it was still evaluating the extent of the attack and the damage done.
“We are yet to fully evaluate the potential impact and damage to the pipeline resulting from this latest incident. We have however mobilised appropriate oil spill response measures and will be conducting a joint investigation visit to the leak site with relevant stakeholders.
“We are currently focused on securing the pipeline to protect the environment. Given this latest incident and the wider security situation in the Niger Delta, we are unable to determine probable timing of resumption of exports from the Forcados terminal.”