Shell Closing 3 More Flow Stations in Nigeria

Shell is shutting down operations at three more oil flow stations in Nigeria following more ethnic violence. Shell's production in Nigeria has now been reduced by 76,000 barrels per day and the total number of flow stations that have been closed is now stands at five.

These most recent closures follow an attack on Shell's Escravos logistic space late on Monday which was set on fire by Ijaw protesters. One staff at the logistic space was still missing.

At least seven people, three of them soldiers, have been killed since Thursday in clashes between troops and ethnic Ijaw youths near the oil city of Warri. Shell accounts for around half of Nigeria's daily production of just over two million barrels per day.