Nigeria’s federal government has reiterated an order for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to end a blockade of Nigeria LNG’s (NLNG) ships, according to reports.
It is estimated that the blockade has cost an estimated US$22 million/day.
This is the latest development in a long running dispute between NLNG and NIMASA over alleged unpaid taxes, which led to a naval blockade of NLNG’s export terminal.
Nigeria LNG declared force majeure on gas exports on 28 June, because it is unable to meet its contractual obligations due to circumstances beyond its control.
It is unclear what impact this court ruling will have, as NIMASA and Global West, a security company contracted to enforce the blockade, ignored the previous order in June.
Edited from various sources by Callum O’Reilly
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