Shell Says Nigerian Trans Ramos Pipeline to Forcados Terminal Remains Shut

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) said that the Trans Ramos pipeline which feeds into Nigeria’s Forcados oil export terminal remains shut as it attempts to clean up crude oil spilled from a ruptured section, S&P Global Platts reported.

The company’s Nigerian unit said that it “has recovered over 95% of spilled oil from the recent spill incidents on sections of the Trans Ramos Pipeline (TRP) in Aghoro community, Bayelsa State, and in Odimodi community in Delta State.” The pipeline has a capacity of 100,000 barrels/day of crude, S&P Global Platts said, citing company sources.

The Anglo-Dutch energy major said the pipeline would be reopened once the leak is cleaned up and the site assessment has been finished. It also sent a joint team of investigators to determine the cause and impact of the spills.