Source of Shell Nigeria Leak Confirmed

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The source of the Shell oil spill this week off the coast of Nigeria, likely the country's worst offshore spill in more than a decade, has been confirmed as a leak in a flexible export line to a tanker, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports.

Shell, Europe's largest oil company, says it is continuing to use dispersants to clean up the spill and the production facility, which has a capacity of 200,000 barrels a day, remains shut down.

Mutiu Sunmonu, the Shell chairman for Nigeria, said in a statement: “The sheen has thinned considerably due to a combination of natural factors and dispersant application, and in places is breaking up, all of which should aid further dissipation."

Source of Shell Nigeria Leak Confirmed
The source of this week's oil spill off the coast of Nigeria, likely the country's worst offshore spill in more than a decade, has been confirmed.

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