LAGOS (Thomson Financial) – Royal Dutch Shell PLC has resumed production of 150,000 barrels per day of crude oil in Nigeria, which had been closed due to community unrest in the country’s volatile oil-rich south, a company spokesman said.
‘Optimal production level is back. The plant is up and running,’ Precious Okolobo told AFP.
Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil exporter and the world’s sixth oil producer.
The Anglo-Dutch oil giant suspended operations at the Bomu manifold after villagers in the restive Ogoniland region stormed the facility which feeds the Bonny export terminal on May 28.
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