Several trading sources have confirmed flows of crude oil along Nigeria’s Trans Forcados pipeline, saying the line has started to ramp up again after an outage of almost a week.
They made the confirmation on Wednesday, according to a Reuters’ report.
The pipeline, which has the capacity to carry up to 850,000 barrels per day of oil, was closed to repair a leak a week ago.
Royal Dutch Shell, which operates the Forcados oil terminal, said earlier in the day exports had not been disrupted by the closure, although industry sources have said June-loading cargoes of Forcados crude had already been deferred to July because of the temporary shutdown.
One industry source with knowledge of the matter said an inspection report had shown a pumping station further up the pipeline had restarted.
Operator Heritage Oil Limited was not immediately available to comment.
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