I'd say it's a bit premature to assume that the "Force majeure" does not suspend that obligation. At this point I think we just don't know.

Anyways what's the big deal in the long run if production is suspended for a month. It's not like the oil was stolen; it's still there.

To each it's own I guess, for after all we are all entitle to a different opinion.
This end last time I checked, declaring Force Majeure was aimed at informing clients of a Corporation's inability to fullfil contractual terms due to some events outside the Corporation control.
Furthermore, the terms anconditions negotiated as it pertains to Oil sales and pipeline transport, although to many may seem extremelly favorable to the Producers, such were negotaited and agreed by both parties because such events (pipeline disruptions) are NOT rare and had serious financial impact on smaller outfit. As such favorable terms to both parties were negotiated to ensure the business integrity of all.
So the buyers pay's upfront, gets delivery later and pays somewhat below market price for the goods in return for the favor....everybody is smiling and hoping the darn problem will get resolve once and for all eventually. Hence the Santa Claus myth gets carried forward !
Lastly, maybe someone could shed a light as to why for some obscure reason, such agreement would not be respected in this perticular case, given that it has been for the last 4 years that I know off, and it ain't the first time they declare Force Majeure.....any takers?