ExxonMobil to export crude through alternative route

FOLLOWING persistent destructive activities of militants, ExxonMobil has said it will try alternate pipeline to export Qua Iboe crude out of Nigeria.

This is to be accomplished via an alternate pipeline while it works to repair the damage done to the main export line sustained in July, sources told Reuters.

The crude oil grade, Nigeria’s largest export stream, has been under force majeure since mid-July, when the company said it detected a “system anomaly” on the line.

Sources said the company later found substantial damage to the subsea line that would take at least one to two months to repair.

Spokesman of the company declined to comment on the plan to use an alternative pipeline, saying: “we’re continuing to make progress, but we would not speculate on a timeline for repairs.”