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Ikebiri spill: No more hiding place for Agip, says group

Philip Jakpor

It is time for the slowly-grinding wheel of justice to crush the Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) and its subsidiary, which had evaded justice for long. This is the position of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) during a media session in Lagos on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Executive Director of ERA/FoEN, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, ...

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Spill: Ikebiri community sues ENI, NAOC, demands compensation


The Ikebiri community from Bayelsa State in Nigeria on Friday, May 5, 2017 launched a legal case against the Italian oil giant ENI, seeking clean up and compensation for damages from an oil spill which has affected their community in the Niger Delta. Supported by Friends of the Earth Europe and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, members of ...

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Shell accused of concealing data on damage to health from spills


A leading oil spill expert, previously employed by Shell Nigeria, has alleged that Shell is trying to conceal data on the potential health effects of its oil spills on the Bodo community in the Niger Delta. Kay Holtzmann, who was previously employed by Shell to conduct the clean-up of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta, wrote a letter to ...

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Oil spill: India impounds ship, detains crew


Port authorities in Chennai have impounded a BW LPG vessel and a local ship carrying heavy fuel oil, and detained their crews, a spokesman for the port has said. He made the submission recently, after the two collided, causing an oil spill that is affecting marine life and local fishing. About 20 tonnes of heavy fuel oil leaked and a ...

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Government sues Shell over spill, ERA/FoEN applauds

The Federal Government has dragged Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, claiming N1.3 trillion against the oil firm for the December 20, 2011, Bonga oil spill. The spill, which caused massive pollution in coastal communities in Delta and Bayelsa states, occurred in Shell’s Bonga Field located about 120 kilometres off the Nigerian ...

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Mohammed: How Nigeria will restore Niger Delta livelihood, lifestyle

Nigeria will begin the long-awaited clean-up of the polluted Niger Delta region by month’s end, Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, has said. She made the disclosure recently in Abuja in a presentation at the FOSTER Technical workshop on “Niger Delta way forward: From stabilisation to sustainable development.” Stressing that the clean-up “is something that has been on the table for many ...

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Pollution: Shell reacts as fresh international legal actions are launched


Two Nigerian Niger Delta communities are suing oil big-wig Shell and asking for compensation for oil spills on their land. It is the second in five years that Shell will be sued to court. One of the two communities involved is the Ogale community with a population of 40,000. In an area where most people derive their livelihood from fishing, oil spills have deprived ...

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Shell declares force majeure on Forcados offtake programme

Ineffective clean up

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has declared force majeure on Forcados liftings effective 1500hrs (Nigerian time) February 21 2016, following the disruption in production caused by the spill on the Forcados Terminal subsea crude export pipeline. The firm disclosed in a statement on Monday that it is intensifying efforts on containment and oil recovery from the ...

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How Shell crude oil spill impacts Forcados communities

Ministers of Environment on the scene

February 14, 2016 was celebrated as Lover’s Day across the world but, in parts of the creeks of the Niger Delta, it turned out to be a tragic day. While lovers dressed with a touch of red, Forcados communities were braced for the unknown with the threat of having their water ways coated with crude oil rose by the hour. On ...

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Shell moves to contain Nigeria spill site

Igo Weli Shell

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) said at the weekend that it has intensified recovery of oil from the February 14, 2016 spill at the Forcados Terminal export pipeline. The oil bigwig disclosed in a statement on Saturday that, supported by industry group Clean Nigeria Associates (CNA) and other oil companies, it has deployed specialised equipment to ...

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