By Konstantin Rozhnov
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) declared Friday force majeure on Nigeria's Bonny Light crude, affecting about 60,000 barrels a day of production.
The action, effective from Friday, is due to "production deferment caused by incessant crude theft and illegal bunkering on Nembe Creek Trunkline," a Shell spokesman said in a statement.
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. "is working hard to repair the line and resume production as quickly as possible," the spokesman added.
-By Konstantin Rozhnov, Dow Jones Newswires; +44 207 842 9956; firstname.lastname@example.org
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May 04, 2012 12:44 ET (16:44 GMT)
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