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Is oil discovery a curse to Nigerian host communities?

soot port-harcourt

With a maximum crude oil production capacity of 2.5 million barrels per day, Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer and the 13th largest oil-producing nation in the world. Oil accounts for about 65% of government revenue. Soot spreading over a neighbourhood in Port Harcourt, Rivers State In the course of its five decades of oil exploration, it has made tens ...

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Spill: Group clamours replacement of outdated pipelines, closure of abandoned wells

Corroded oil pipeline

Oil firms operating in Nigeria’s oil rich but restive Niger Delta region have been called upon to change all the oil pipeline infrastructure that have lived above 25 years of age. Corroded oil pipeline Mr Franklin Magada, Executive Director, Niger Delta Eco Monitors, who made the call in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, added ...

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Group urges oil, gas communities to protect environment

Ineffective clean up

Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), an NGO, has urged stakeholders in the oil and gas regions to protect their environment from companies working contrary to environmental best practices. The outcome of oil spill This is contained in a statement signed by the NGO Co-ordinator, Mr Mulade Sheriff, on Monday, January 3, 2022, in Abuja. Sheriff said it was ...

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CSOs urge govt to tackle oil pollution

Ineffective clean up

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs), Publish What You Pay (PWYP), has called on the Federal Government to resolve the oil pollution in the Niger Delta, its attendant environmental impacts and climate disasters. The outcome of oil spill The National Coordinator of  (PWYP), Mr Taiwo Otitolaye, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, December 4, 2021. According ...

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Govt pledges to tackle oil spillage in Bayelsa

Timipre Sylva

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, said the oil spill at Aiteo Eastern Exploration Company, in Basambri, Bayelsa State, would be speedily addressed. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva The minister made this known when he undertook an on-the-spot assessment of the oil spill site of the AITEO facility in ...

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Spill: Govt shuts down operations at Santa Barbara Oilfields

Sharon Ikeazor

In what looks like a proactive measure to address the recent oil spillage at Santa Barbara in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, the Federal Government has directed the exploration company, AITEO Eastern Exploration and Production Company Limited (AEEPCo), to halt operations in the area until proper investigation is carried out and adequate measures put in place to ensure ...

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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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NUPRC lists action plans for Santa Barbara oil spill in Balyesa

Oil spill site

The Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 outlined action plans to deal with the recent oil spill in Santa Barbara, Nembe, Bayelsa State, at an AITEO facility. Oil spill site The Commission also noted that its investigations into the cause(s) of the spill continued and the result would be communicated to the public when concluded. ...

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We’re seeking international expertise to halt Nembe spill, says Aiteo

Oil spill site

Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company says it is seeking foreign technical expertise to halt the ongoing oil leak at an oilfield it operates in Nembe, Bayelsa State. Oil spill site The leak occurred on Friday, November 5, 2021. Aiteo, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Mathew Ndianabasi, noted that it has intensified its response by seeking the assistance ...

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OML 29 well leak: Impacted communities express concerns over air toxicity

Oil spill site

The people of Nembe Basamri in Bayelsa State on Thursday, November 19, 2021 expressed concerns over the air toxicity following prolonged exposure to gas and crude oil leaks from a nearby oil well operated by Aiteo Eastern Exploration Company. Oil spill site The oil firm had reported a leak from an oil well at its Santa Barbra South field within ...

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