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Shell said Friday that after it agreed to pay various and sundry levies that the Nigerian regulator claimed were overdue, the country’s maritime regulator will at once lift the blockade of ships belonging to Nigeria LNG Ltd. NLNG spokeswoman Kudo Eresia-Eke announced in a statement that NLNG agreed on Friday to pay the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency a total of $140 million to cover arrears in these levies, noting that the company had earlier made an initial payment of $20 million. Eresia-Eke said that the levies were being paid “under protest,” as they become due prior to a judicial ruling as to whether these payments are justified and can be obtained.

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