• Monday, July 15, 2024
businessday logo

BusinessDay

Nigeria LNG’s force majeure continues after 10 months

Nigeria’s LNG export drops 15% in 2022, worst decline in Africa

Nigeria LNG (NLNG) has said that the force majeure it declared in October 2022, due to widespread flooding that disrupted supply will continue.

Force majeure refers to unforeseeable external circumstances that prevent a contracting party from performing its obligations.

“The force majeure still subsists as the unavailability of upstream gas suppliers’ major liquids evacuation pipelines occasioned by sabotage and vandalism, still impacts feedgas supplies,” Andy Odey, NLNG spokesman, told Reuters.

Odey said that “NLNG continues to collaborate with its customers to minimise the impact of the consequent gas supply shortage.”

NLNG covers six trains at Bonny Island, with a seventh train under construction. The facility is Nigeria’s largest consumer of gas, consuming around 3.5 billion cubic feet per day.

Three joint ventures provide gas to NLNG, Shell Petroleum Development Co. (SPDC), Total Exploration and Production Nigeria (TEPNG) and Nigerian Agip Oil Co. (NAOC).