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[Published: Tuesday June 24 2008]

Nigerian oilfield resumespumping

Abuja , 25 June-(ANA)- Oil production hasresumed at a Nigerian offshore installation six days after an attack bymilitants.

The Bonga oil field, 120km (75miles) offshore accounts for a tenth of Nigeria's production.

The facility was previouslythought safe from militants' attacks, which have shut down oil production byaround a quarter in recent years.

The Movement for theEmancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) claimed it carried out the attack.

"We're up and running onBonga", a spokeswoman for the energy company Royal Dutch Shell told theAFP news agency.

One American was kidnappedfrom another boat during the attack but was later released. (ANA)

FA/ANA/25 June 2008---

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