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Shell Suspended Oil Export in Nigeria

Accordig to Royal Dutch Shell's spokesman, they have suspended the loading of vessels

Royal Dutch Shell suspended crude oil export from the Forcados terminal in southern Nigeria following a militant attack, a company spokesman said on Saturday.

Earlier, Shell said in a statement that the company's Forcados oil loading platform, some 20 km offshore, caught fire early Saturday morning. Meanwhile, a pipeline supplying oil to the Forcados terminal was exploded, it said.

Accordig to Royal Dutch Shell's spokesman, they have suspended the loading of vessels at the platform, which has the capacity to store 4 million barrels of crude oil.