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Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu Nigeria needs until June to repair Forcados oil pipeline

Unknown gunmen attacked the pipeline run by Royal Dutch Shell in February, reducing Nigeria's oil output by some 250,000 barrels a day.

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Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachiwku speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria February 12, 2016. play Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachiwku speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria February 12, 2016. (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Repair work on a Nigerian pipeline feeding the key Forcados export terminal will last until June, the country's oil minister said on Wednesday, confirming a Reuters report from last week.

"The line wont be ready until June," Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu told reporters.

Unknown gunmen attacked the pipeline run by Royal Dutch Shell in February, reducing Nigeria's oil output by some 250,000 barrels a day.

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