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Richard Steiner: Why Nembe must catalyse new paradigm of oil responsibility in Nigeria

Nembe Oil Spill

The recent catastrophic oil and gas blowout at Nembe, Bayelsa State, again tragically highlights the continuing failures of oil management in Nigeria. The Nembe blowout continued unchecked from Nov. 1 to Dec. 8, 2021, releasing (by my estimate) a minimum of 500,000 barrels to 1 million barrels of toxic hydrocarbons (oil and gas) into the sensitive coastal mangrove ecosystem. Even by world ...

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Nembe oil spill: Bayelsa faults Aiteo, regulators on sabotage claim

Nembe oil spill

The Bayelsa Government Technical Committee on the November 5 oil leak at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 in Nembe on Sunday, December 26, 2021 faulted claims that the leak was caused by sabotage. Officials of regulatory agencies investigating the Nembe oil spill OML 29 oil block is operated by Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company, an indigenous oil firm that ...

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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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Joint investigation into Aiteo’s spill site in Nembe resumes on Wednesday

Sharon Ikeazor

Investigations into the cause of the November 5 spill at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa will resume on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor The Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, made this known on Tuesday, December 21, after visiting the leak site at the oilfield operated ...

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Nembe spill: Investigation stalled as Aiteo allegedly bars Bayelsa Committee from JIV

Nembe Oil Spill

Joint Investigative Visit (JIV) into the cause and volume of spill from the leak at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 suffered a setback following the exclusion of Bayelsa Technical Committee on the incised set up by Gov Douye Diri. Tecnicians working at the Nembe oil spill site JIV is a statutory probe that follows every leak incident by regulators, operators, ...

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Nembe oil leak: Govt urged to declare spillage humanitarian disaster

Sadiya Farouq

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been called upon to commission an independent investigation to unravel the causes and consequences of the OML29 oil spill that occurred in Nembe, Bayelsa State. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq The spill started on November 1 and reportedly continued unabated until December 8, 2021. OML29 is operated by ...

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Bayelsa constitutes 11-man technical committee on Nembe oil spill

Douye Diri

The Bayelsa State Government on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, constituted a technical committee on the recent oil spill at the OML 29 which polluted the Santa Barbara River wellhead in Nembe Local Government Area of the state. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State The facility, operated by Aiteo Exploration and Production Company Limited, had a blowout of gas and crude ...

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Nembe oil spill: Gov. Diri frowns at Reps’ silence

Douye Diri

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa State on Monday, December 13, 2021, expressed surprise over the silence of the House of Representatives on the recent oil spill in Nembe Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.  Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State The leak, which occurred on November 5 at the OML 29 Wellhead 1 operated by Aiteo Exploration and Production ...

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Environmentalists, community leaders decry denial of access to Nembe spill site

Oil spill site

Some civil society organisations have bemoaned the denial of access to the Nembe oil spill site within the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 operated by Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production. Oil spill site The oil firm had on Thursday, December 9, 2021 announced that the leak reported on Nov. 5, was plugged after more than one month of discharging oil ...

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Aiteo intensifying clean up of Nembe oil spill

Nembe Oil Spill

Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company says it is intensifying clean up from the Nembe oil spill after the leak was plugged. Tecnicians working at the Nembe oil spill site A statement by Mr Victor Okoronkwo, Aiteo’s Group Managing Director, said the Nov. 5, leak was stopped by collaboration driven by Nigerian experts. Okoronkwo said, “Indigenous participation in the Upstream ...

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