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  • Updated: May 16, 2024

Shell: Fire extinguished after gas plant explosion in Bayelsa

Shell: Fire extinguished after gas plant explosion in Bayels

The fire that ensued after an explosion at the gas processing plant run by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, SPDC, in Gbarain, Yenagoa LGA, Bayelsa has been put out.

The incident took place on Tuesday and according to Michael Adande, a spokesperson for SPDC, the fire was extinguished on Wednesday to facilitate a joint investigative visit aimed at determining the cause of the incident.

“We are pleased to report that the fire outside our Gbaran Central Processing Facility in Bayelsa went out last night, and a regulator-led Joint Investigation Visit is being planned to determine the cause and impact,” Adande said.

The gas plant feeds the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas, NLNG, export terminal in Bonny Island, Rivers. Some residents said the explosion came from a high-pressure gas pipeline that delivered gas to the processing facility.

The incident has raised concerns about gas export disruptions. Meanwhile, the thick, dark smoke on the Yenagoa skyline has cleared out. 

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