Thursday, May 13, 2010

Exxon confirms force majeure on Nigeria oil export

ABUJA, May 12 (Reuters) - ExxonMobil (XOM.N) on Wednesday confirmed its Nigerian unit had declared force majeure on Qua Iboe crude oil shipments due to damage to a pipeline.

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"Mobil Producing Nigeria today confirms that it has declared a force majeure due to the difficulty in meeting projected liftings due to repair work on a section of a pipeline," the firm said in a statement.

The U.S. oil major said it did not know how long repairs would take to complete. (Reporting by Randy Fabi; Editing by Keiron Henderson)

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