Nigeria will lose 150,000 barrels of crude per day as Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) is shutdown again, shortly after it was reopened. Aiteo Group on Monday announced a fresh closure of the same trunk line as two new compromised spots were discovered near Awoba Riser Manifold, after identified leak points were amended.
NCTL is a 97-kilometer, 150,000 barrels of oil per day owned by Aiteo Group, which recently purchased it as part of the related facilities of the prolific oil bloc OML 29 from Shell Petroleum Development Company, (SPDC).
On details of the shutdown, the spokesman of Aiteo group, Ndiana Matthew, said the action was consistent with the company’s emergency response procedure, which was swiftly activated to limit oil spread on bodies of water; while efforts to identify the cause of incident and repair have been initiated.
“Consequently, all injectors have been advised in accordance with NCTL shutdown procedure to shut-in production into the NCTL immediately. Appropriate Oil Leakage/Spillage Notification Report will follow shortly to DPR/NOSDRA”, the spokesman said.
Also, he reiterated the company’s commitment to work closely with her host communities to achieve an amicable relationship.