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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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Nigerian oil rig fire rages for eight months

Fire at Ororo oil rig

Eight months after, the fire outbreak which occurred on the Ororo-1 Well in Chevron’s operated Oil Mining Lease (OML) 95 in Ondo State following a blowout from Grace-1 HWU, a Hydraulic Work over rig, is still burning, the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has said. Fire at Ororo oil rig According to the organisation, the public was earlier made ...

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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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Funiwa offshore spill: Environmentalist seeks stringent regulation for operators

Alagoa Morris

An environmental rights activist, Mr Alagoa Morris, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 called for stringent regulation of activities of oil firms operating offshore in the nation’s territorial waters. Alagoa Morris In an interview in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Morris noted that recent incidents had shown that oil and gas exploration at offshore fields comes with greater risks to the maritime environment. ...

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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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International civil society urges Ecuador to appeal Dutch court ruling in favour of Chevron

Lenín Moreno

In solidarity with tens of thousands of people affected by what has been described as the biggest environmental disaster that has hit the Ecuadorian Amazon, more than 240 organisations, networks, movements, and unions – representing some 285 million people internationally – are asking the government of Ecuador to appeal the arbitration award issued by the Dutch justice system in favour ...

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Chevron invests N4.3bn to boost agriculture in 2019 – Report

Chevron Nigeria Office

Chevron Nigeria Limited invested N4.3 billion through its Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) to boost agriculture in the oil rich region in 2019. Chevron Nigeria Office The oil company disclosed this in its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, September 14, 2020. According to the report, socio-economic and ...

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Global Anti-Chevron Day: Policy Alert demands accountability from oil giant

Chevron Nigeria Office

Policy Alert has called on Nigeria’s third biggest oil producer, Chevron, to urgently account for alleged adverse environmental and human rights footprints in the country. Chevron Nigeria Office in Lagos The civil society organisation made the call in a statement to mark the Global Anti-Chevron Day which is commemorated annually on May 21 by human rights groups, environmental activists and ...

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