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Shell confirms oil spill in Bayelsa community

Ineffective clean up

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has confirmed oil spill from its facility at Agbura-Otuokpoti area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The outcome of oil spill The comapny’s Media Relations Manager, Bamidele Odugbesan, confirmed the incident in Yenagoa on Friday, March 2, 2021. Odugbesan said the company got a report of the spill on March 31. “At about 8.30am ...

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Environmentalists, residents lament indiscriminate gas burning, leaks from Agip’s facility in Bayelsa

Douye Diri

Environmentalists and residents on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 raised concerns over the dangers faced by residents near the Ogboinbiri Oilfield operated by Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Southern Ijaw Local government Area in Bayelsa State. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State Residents from the area fled their homes on Monday following pungent odour from gas leaks which polluted the ...

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Group seeks probe of crude oil leak in Bayelsa community

Ineffective clean up

The Environmental Right Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called for the investigation and public disclosure of oil leaks reported in Bayelsa communities.  The outcome of oil spill The group called on the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and the Bayelsa State Government not to conceal the result of laboratory analysis of the sample of fresh ...

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NOSDRA, environmentalists, trace Bayelsa oil spill to Conoil’s facility

Offshore Oil Platform

Investigations into the Jan. 16, 2021 oil spill around the Funiwa offshore facilities off the Bayelsa Atlantic coastline has taken regulators and environmentalists beyond Chevron’s facilities to nearby “Auntie Julie platform”. An offshore Oil Platform The team, which had on Jan. 23 visited communities affected by the oil spill in Koluama in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, on Friday, Jan. ...

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Environmentalists, regulators visit spill impacted communities in Bayelsa

Idris Musa

Preliminary investigations into the Jan. 16, oil spill near Funiwa offshore facilities off the Atlantic coast, got underway on Friday, January 22, 2021 with a visit by Bayelsa State Government officials, regulatory agencies and representatives of impacted communities. Idris Musa, Director-General of NOSDRA Fishermen around the Atlantic Ocean coastline had on Jan. 17 sighted and reported an oil leak suspected ...

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Chevron denies responsibility over Bayelsa oil spill

Bayelsa Chevron oil spill

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) declared on Friday, January 22, 2021 that reported leaks near its operational areas at Funiwa offshore facilities off the Atlantic coast was not from its facilities. A photo of the spill provided by members of the community It even pledged to support regulators in tracing the source. Fishermen around the Atlantic Ocean coastline reported an oil ...

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Chevron denies spilling oil at Funiwa oilfield in Bayelsa

Bayelsa Chevron oil spill

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has held divergent views with members of its host communities in Bayelsa State on leakages reported at Funiwa Oil Fields operated by the oil firm off Bayelsa coast. A photo of the spill provided by members of the community The CNL’s host communities include Koluama 1 and 2, Ekeni, Ezetu 1and 2, Fishtown, Foropa and Sangan ...

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Fishermen report oil spill at Chevron’s facility in Bayelsa coastline

Oil Spill

Fishermen, operating on the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean near Bayelsa State, have reported an oil leakage from the Funiwa oilfield operated by Chevron Nigeria (CNL). Oil spill polluting a water body Some fishermen from Koluama in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa raised the alarm in a chat with newsmen on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Yenagoa, the ...

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NOSDRA, environmentalists decry oil spill in Conoil facility in Bayelsa

Conoil

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and  environmentalists have expressed concern over the environmental impact of Conoil Producing Limited’s operations in Bayelsa State. Mike Adenuga Towers on Victoria island in Lagos houses Conoil’s corporate head offices The concern was raised over the firm’s alleged insensitivity to the sustenance of the environment where it operates, and perceived failure ...

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Bayelsa community laments as Conoil spill leaves trail of dead fish

Dead fish

Three months after an oil spill that occurred from a facility operated by the Consolidated Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited (Conoil) in Sangana Community, Akassa Kingdom, Brass Local Government Area (LGA) of Bayelsa State, the oil firm is reportedly yet to respond to the incident. Chairman of the Fishing Union, Ikonikumo Noel, raises remains of a dead fish This is ...

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