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Shell puts out Nigerian oil well fire

The energy giant Shell has put out a fire that broke out on one of its oil wells in the Niger Delta but a nearby plant remains closed with a production loss of 37,800 barrels per day. Company firefighters were deployed on Thursday to the Cawthorne Channel, part of the New Calabar river 30 kilometres (18 miles) south of the oil city of Port Harcourt, a statement from the Anglo-Dutch oil giant said on Friday. The fire erupted shortly after a militant group threatened to attack Shell facilities, sparking fears of sabotage, but the group told AFP on Friday that it had nothing to do with the blaze, which is being investigated. Full Story

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