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Shell Pipeline Damaged By Hacksaw

Royal DutchShell said engineers have brought the damaged Nigerian oil pipeline fire under control

Royal Dutch/Shell said engineers have brought the damaged Nigerian oil pipeline fire under control, however, the production will be cut by 13,000 barrels per day.

Shell said that the initial damage to the Trans-Niger pipeline had been caused by a hacksaw cut.

Shell said the attack "has caused a production cutback of some 13,000 barrels per day, and not 20,000 barrels per day as envisaged yesterday. We are progressing to put out the fire, clamp the leak, recover the spilled oil and clean the consequent spillage".