Shell closes Nigeria gas plant

The gas processed at the plant is usually supplied to industrial consumers and power plants.

The gas processed at the plant is usually supplied to industrial consumers and power plants.

ABUJA - Royal Dutch Shell closed its Obigbo gas plant in Nigeria due to safety concerns, resulting in 40 million standard cubic feet of gas per day being shut in, the company said on Sunday.

The gas processed at the plant is usually supplied to industrial consumers and power plants, Shell Nigeria said.

"The company took the action ... on discovering that different types of buildings and structures have been erected on high pressure gas pipelines thereby exposing the occupants to considerable health and safety risk," it said in a statement.

The gas plant was closed on 1 November.