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Regulators, Bayelsa disagree on cause of Nembe oil spill

Oil spill site

The regulatory agencies investigating the Nov. 5 oil spill at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 at Nembe in Bayelsa State on Thursday, December 23, 2021, attributed the spillage to sabotage. Oil spill site The accident polluted the Santa Barbra River and Nembe Creeks. The Joint Investigative Visit (JIV) to ascertain the cause, volume and impacted areas resumed on Wednesday following ...

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Govt adopts new strategy to tackle oil spill in Niger Delta

Ineffective clean up

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) says it has rolled out strategies to tackle incessant oil spills in communities in the Niger Delta. The outcome of oil spill NOSDRA Director-General, Idris Musa, disclosed this at a one-day Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, in Port Harcourt, organised by NOSDRA to create awareness ...

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Nembe oil spill: NOSDRA says well still discharging crude

Oil spill site

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on Sunday, November 14, 2021 said that the Nov. 5 oil spill which occurred at an oil well within Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 has yet to abate, 10 days on. Oil spill site NOSDRA officials, who were deployed to ascertain the cause and estimated volume of crude discharged into the ...

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International oil firms contribute $1bn to Ogoni clean-up project – Environment Minister

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

International oil companies have so far contributed about $1 billion for the implementation of Ogoni clean-up project. Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, made this known during a news briefing organised by the Ministry in Abuja on clean-up of Ogoniland. According to Abubakar, the remediation of 21 lots of phase one batch ...

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FCTA partners with NOSDRA on oil, gas disasters prevention

Mohammed Bello

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it is partnering with the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on oil and gas disasters prevention in the territory. FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, said this in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Anthony Ogunleye, on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Abuja. Bello ...

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Sabotage by oil thieves, cause of enviromental pollution in Nigeria’s South-South

Oil spill pollution

Data from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) indicate that oil spills and pollution occur due to sabotage by oil thieves, pipeline vandals, equipment failure and operational accidents. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The data further showed that some 1,000 incidents of spillage were reported on a monthly basis from oil ...

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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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Nigeria spends millions cleaning oil spills – but illegal refiners are still in business

Artisanal refinery

The sunrise in the morning of June 2, 2016, did not only bring vitamin D; it also brought hope to the Ogonis. That day, at a place called Patrick Waterside in Bodo, Rivers State, they assembled; clan by clan, village by village, to watch the arrival of the helicopter that brought the federal government delegation for the official flag-off of ...

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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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