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Nigeria shuts 504MW power plant after gas line vandalised

TotalEnergies has declared force majeure on a gas line that was vandalised, leading to Nigeria shutting a 504 megawatt gas power plant in the Niger Delta.
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Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPCH) said on Monday it was notified by TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited that one of its gas lines was vandalised on 7 January and could not continue supplying the Alaoji Power Plant.

Investigations to determine the extent of the damage were underway with repairs expected to start as soon as possible.m

"The management of NDPHC hereby assures our customers that Alaoji Power Plant and others will resume power generation as soon as gas supply is restored," NDPCH spokesman Emmanuel Ojor says in a statement.

Damage to oil and gas pipelines is common in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta with companies such as TotalEnergies and Shell often blaming it on sabotage and theft.
Source: Reuters



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