Chevron Resumes Nigera Pipeline Flows After Attack Last Month

Elisha Bala-Gbogbo
Friday, January 14, 2011

Chevron Corp. said it resumed flows through its Dibi-Abiteye pipeline in the southern Niger River delta about a month after it was breached by militants. “The impacted line is fixed and operations normal,” Scott Walker, a company spokesman in Houston, said yesterday in an e- mailed statement without giving further details.

Oil from the link is exported through the Escravos terminal. The Niger Delta Liberation Force claimed responsibility for attacks on three oil flow stations in Nigeria’s Delta State belonging to Chevron and Eni SpA’s local unit, a spokesman for the group said Dec. 18.

Attacks by armed groups in the delta cut Nigeria’s oil production by more than 28 percent from 2006 to 2009, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron, Total SA and Eni run joint ventures with the state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. that pump more than 90 percent of the West African nation’s oil.

Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer and fifth-biggest source of U.S. oil imports.

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