Blast cuts oil output

An explosion that damaged one of Eni SpA's pipelines in Nigeria's restive south has cut the company's daily oil output by 12000 barrels, a company official said.

An explosion that damaged one of Eni SpA's pipelines in Nigeria's restive south has cut the company's daily oil output by 12000 barrels, a company official said.

A spokesman for the Italian energy giant who spoke on condition of anonymity yesterday said technical inspections are under way.

It was not clear when production would resume. The pipeline was blown up with dynamite late on Friday. - Sapa-AP

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