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CORRECTED-Shell declares force majeure on Nigeria gas Oct 6

(Corrects to say Shell venture declares force majeure on itsNigeria gas supplies, not on LNG. The story was previouslycorrected.)

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell'sNigerian joint venture Shell Petroleum Development Company ofNigeria (SPDC) on Friday declared force majeure on its gassupply after an attempt to steal crude oil from a pipeline ledto a fire, the company said in statement.

SPDC supplies natural gas to Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas(NLNG) for exports overseas as well as to domestic power plants.

The stakeholders in Nigeria LNG are state-run energy firmNNPC with 49 percent, Shell (25.6 percent), Total (15percent), and Eni (10.4 percent).

SPDC, a 100 percent-owned subsidiary of Shell, operates ajoint venture in which the Nigerian National PetroleumCorporation (NNPC) holds 55 percent, Shell 30 percent, ElfPetroleum Nigeria Ltd (EPNL) 10 percent, and Italy's Agip

5 percent.

Nigeria is Africa's top oil producer, and ranked seventh inthe world for LNG exports.

(Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic; editing by Henning Gloystein andJames Jukwey)

((Oleg.Vukmanovic@thomsonreuters.com)(44 207 542 0014)(ReutersMessaging: oleg.vukmanovic.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: NIGERIA LNG