Shell shutting Nigerian oil platform after leak
40,000 barrels of oil have leaked into the ocean so far.
Wed, Dec 21 2011 at 7:30 AM
Photo: ZUMA Press
LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell is in the process of shutting its 200,000 barrels per day Bonga offshore oilfield in Nigeria after a leak occurred while loading a tanker on Tuesday, the firm said in a statement.
The company said that "less than 40,000 barrels of oil" has leaked into the ocean so far.
(Reporting by Emma Farge; editing by James Jukwey)
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