Shell declares Nigeria force majeure

Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has declared force majeure at its EA field in the Niger Delta to repair equipment damaged by bad weather, suspending production of about 40,000 barrels of oil per day.

Repairs were needed to the mooring platform that connects to a floating storage vessel, Shell said in a statement seen by Reuters.

The EA field is located south-west of Warri in southern Nigeria, in water depths of around 25 metres.

Shell did not say when it hoped to restart the flow of the EA blend in Africa's top oil producer.

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