TANKERS ACQUIRED FOR NIGERIAN LN EXPORTS
A unit of Royal Dutch/Shell has lined up two of at least four tankers for a big project to export liquefied natural gas from Nigeria. Shell Gas Nigeria BV, acting for the project, exercised its purchase options on two LNG tankers, designated hull Nos. 559 and 564, owned by Zenit companies. The vessels are to begin Nigerian operations in 1995, carrying LNG to customers in Europe and on the U.S. East Coast.