Nigerian militants say they have attacked another pipeline in their so-called
"oil war" in the southern Niger Delta.
The Movement for the Emancipation
of the Niger Delta announced Saturday that its fighters destroyed
an oil pipeline run by the local branch of Royal Dutch Shell in Rivers state
The claim has not been independently verified.
e-mailed statement, the group said it will continue to "nibble" every day at the
oil infrastructure in Nigeria until oil exports reach zero.
Shell said on Saturday that it has extended a force majeure on crude
oil shipments from one of its terminals because of a series of recent attacks on
The force majeure allows the company to suspend its
contractual obligations to buyers.
from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta have attacked oil
facilities in southern Nigeria nearly every day for the past week, cutting the
country's daily oil production by more than 100-thousand barrels.
declared war against the oil industry and military last week. The militants were
responding to what they considered to be unprovoked attacks by the
The militants say they are fighting for the Delta's
impoverished people to get more of the region's oil wealth.