Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Nigerian unit signed a 7.8 billion-naira ($49 million) natural-gas pipeline contract with local manufacturer, S.C.C. Nigeria Ltd., to boost production, Tony Okonedo, a company spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement.
Shell, operator of Nigeria’s largest oil fields, plans to boost its gas output in the country as it starts a new facility and cuts flaring, or the burning of the fuel at fields. The Hague-based company plans to increase daily shipment to one billion cubic feet within a year from about 700 million, Osten Olorunsola, Shell’s vice president for gas in sub-Saharan Africa, said Oct. 21.
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