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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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NOSDRA, environmentalists decry oil spill in Conoil facility in Bayelsa


The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) and  environmentalists have expressed concern over the environmental impact of Conoil Producing Limited’s operations in Bayelsa State. Mike Adenuga Towers on Victoria island in Lagos houses Conoil’s corporate head offices The concern was raised over the firm’s alleged insensitivity to the sustenance of the environment where it operates, and perceived failure ...

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Group flays ExxonMobil’s operation in Niger Delta


A not-for-profit, the Niger Delta Congress (NDC), has frowned at ExxonMobil’s operation in the Niger Delta region in Nigeria, saying that within the last few years and in last few months, the organisation had failed to meet industry standards, bringing about devastating consequences. ExxonMobil offices According to the NDC, in November 2020, communities in Eket and Ibeno were affected by ...

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NOSDRA underscores need for contingency plan to respond to oil spills

Idris Musa

The Director-General, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Mr Idris Musa, has underscored the need for a good contingency plan to effectively respond to oil spills in Nigeria. Idris Musa, Director-General of NOSDRA Musa said this on Monday, December 21, 2020 in Abuja at a media briefing on the Implementation of the 2020 Activation of the National Oil ...

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Fresh oil spill reported from Agip’s Ogboinbiri Well 7 in Bayelsa

Oil Spill

Still smarting from an extensive crude oil spill that polluted their swamps and river around May/June 2020, residents of Ogboinbiri community in Apoi Clan of Southern Ijaw local government area, Bayelsa State, appear to be victims of a fresh spill that occurred on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Oil spill polluting a water body at Ogboinbiri community Community contacts made the ...

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Nigeria Shell employees vandalise oil pipelines for profit, says report

Ineffective clean up

Nigerian employees of the Anglo-Dutch oil company, Shell, ordered the deliberate vandalisation of oil pipelines for personal gain, a documentary in the Netherlands has reported. Oil spill Dutch television documentary programme Zembla, together with Dutch environmentalist organisation Milieudefensie, according to Aljazeera, reported in a programme aired on Thursday, December 10, 2020 that “multiple witnesses declared that SPDC, a subsidiary of ...

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NOSDRA sanctions Conoil, confirms fresh leak from firm’s field in Bayelsa

Aunty Julie platform

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 said it has detected a leak from an under sea well head located in the shallow waters near the Atlantic coastline of Bayelsa State. Conoil’s Aunty Julie platform Mr Idris Musa, Director-General of NOSDRA, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said the leak emanated from Conoils’s  ...

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Fresh oil spill in Bayelsa pollutes creek, communities

The polluted Apoi Creek

Officials of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have disclosed that what looks like an extensive oil spill occurred in the early hours of Sunday, November 29, 2020 in Bayelsa State. The polluted Apoi Creek The spill, according to them, came off a yet-to-be-properly-identified facility belonging to an oil major. The incident, they added, happened between Ogboinbiri ...

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Oil Spill: Supreme Court dismisses Shell’s application to review appeal against N17bn judgment

Supreme Court of Nigeria

The Supreme Court has dismissed an application by Shell Petroleum Development Company, asking it to review its judgment of Jan. 11, 2019 that ordered Shell to pay N17 billion to Ogoni communities in Rivers State. Supreme Court of Nigeria The communities were affected by an oil spill caused by the oil company in 1970. A five-member panel of justices dismissed ...

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Third oil spill in six months pollutes Okpoama communities in Bayelsa

Oil spill pollution

Another oil leak, the third in six months, has discharged a yet-to-be-ascertained volume of crude oil polluting the Okpoama community and its environs in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The leak reportedly occurred on October 28, 2020 on the 50-year-old Ogoda-Brass crude pipeline belonging to the Nigerian ...

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