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Shell, rights group disagree on remediation of Ikarama spill site in Bayelsa

OIL SPILL AT IBUU CREEK OKWUZI

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and an environmental rights group have disagreed on remediation of oil spill sites at Ikarama community in Bayelsa State. Ibuu Creek polluted by an oil spill, in Okwuzi Community in Rivers State. Photo credit: Dandy Mgbenwa While the rights group, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has alleged improper clean-up and remediation of ...

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Delta assembly summons firm over oil spill, dumping of toxic wastes

Ineffective clean up

The Delta State House Committee on Environment has given the management of Sterling Oil and Energy Company Ltd. (SOEPCO) an eight-day ultimatum to defend allegations of oil spillage. The outcome of oil spill Chairman of the Committee, Mr Ekpotuayerin Pullah, gave the directive, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Asaba, the state capital, during the Committee’s meeting with representatives of ...

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Environmentalists seek clean-up of oil spills in Bayelsa community

Ineffective clean up

Environmentalists on Monday, July 5, 2021 called for an end to the frequent oil leaks at the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) oil fields in Tein community, Biseni, in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Oil spill The environmentalists, under the auspices of the Environment Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), made the call in its field report signed ...

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Oil spill: Court orders Mobil, NNPC to pay N82bn in damages to Akwa Ibom communities

Oil spill pollution

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to pay the oil communities in Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State a cumulative damages of N81.9 billion over oil spillage. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a judgment debt, ordered that ...

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Shell reports 51 leaks in Niger Delta in 2021

Ineffective clean up

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) says it has so far recorded 51 leaks from its oil production activities in the Niger Delta in 2021. Oil spill According to data obtained from the oil firm’s website on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 44 of the spill incidents were traced to sabotage by vandals. The firm said that seven of the ...

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Oil spill: Agip shuts down Idu Well 11 in Bayelsa

Oil spill pollution

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) on Wednesday, April 12, 2021 confirmed an oil leak from its Idu oilfields at Egbebiri settlement within Biseni in Yenagoa Local Government Area in Bayelsa State, resulting in its shutdown. A water body in the Niger Delta polluted by crude oil The cause of the leakage, according to the Joint Investigative Visit (JIV) report ...

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Shell’s pipeline spills 276 barrels of crude in April, says report

Ineffective clean up

The 14-inch crude trunk line operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in the Niger Delta region spilled 276 barrels of crude oil in three incidents in April 2021. The outcome of oil spill It was gathered on Monday, May 10 that the 276 barrels of crude is the cumulative volume of spill from a section of the pipeline that ...

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Reps seek justice, livelihoods restoration for oil spill impacted communities

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House of Representatives Committee on Host Communities says it is now poised to discharge its responsibility to communities affected by oil spills. Aftermath of oil spill in Bodo. Photo credit: Leigh Day Part of the responsibilities is to ensure environmental justice and restoration of livelihoods in impacted communities. Committee chairman, Mr Dumnamene Dekor, said in a statement on Thursday, April ...

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Oil spill: 110 barrels polluted Bayelsa environment, says Shell spokesman

Ineffective clean up

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it restrained 213 barrels of crude oil from polluting Bayelsa environment when a leakage occurred at its Ikarama facility in the state. Oil spill Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, SPDC’s Media Relations Manager, who confirmed the incident, however, said that 110 barrels spilled into the environment when the facility was shut to prevent further spread. ...

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Shell’s pipeline spills 213 barrels of crude into Bayelsa community

Ineffective clean up

The Okordia-Rumekpe 14-inch crude truckline operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has discharged some 213 barrels of crude oil into Ikarama community in Bayelsa. Oil spill site SPDC’s Media Relations Manager, Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, confirmed the leakage and said that probe into the incident had been concluded. A Joint Investigative Visit’s (JIV) report obtained on the incident on Thursday, ...

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