Shell halts Nigerian oil production after kidnapping

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC was forced to halt production of 12,000 b/d in Nigeria's southern state of Bayelsa after armed men attacked a facility there and kidnapped three workers.

Reports said a naval officer was shot in the leg and badly wounded as the attackers kidnapped a soldier, an administrative officer, and a chef who works at a base in Oporoma that houses staff and stores equipment.

The attackers also overran an adjacent flow station but withdrew after several hours. Shell officials, who confirmed the station had been occupied, said it was shut down as a precaution.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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