Oil spill

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 12th, 2013
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A U.S. delegation traveled to Nigeria December 7-11 on a fact-finding mission on the subject of oil theft and related revenue loss, at the request of the Government of Nigeria. The delegation, led by Ambassador Carlos Pascual, Special Envoy for Energy at the Department of State, and the Honorable Sha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 23rd, 2012
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By William Wallis, Leadership (Abuja) The world is in the midst of a sustained oil boom. Yet Africa’s leading producer is haemorrhaging the proceeds. The Nigerian treasury, which should be raking in record revenues, has been squeezed at both ends of the oil trade – upstream, by one of the...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 26th, 2012
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Nnimmo Bassey Shell’s reaction to the fine announced by the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) over its Bonga oil spill of December 2011 is in line with the oil companies’ stance of avoiding responsibility whenever possible. We recall the case of the Ijaw Aborigines who took th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 10th, 2012
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Officials say they have a good handle on the oil that spewed into a central Alberta river and lake earlier this week from a ruptured pipeline. Stephen Bart, vice president of crude oil operations for Plains Midstream Canada, said crews have been working around the clock implementing their emergency r...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 4th, 2011
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Lagos – A Nigerian rights group on Saturday reported fresh spills from a pipeline operated by Agip, the local subsidiary of Italian oil group Eni, in a community in the southern oil state of Bayelsa. The Environmental Rights Action (ERA)/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (FoEN), said in a statement ...
By benim
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Nov 10th, 2011
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Royal Dutch Shell’s failure to mop up two oil spills in the Niger Delta has caused huge suffering to locals whose fisheries and farmland were poisoned, and it must pay $1 billion to start cleaning up the region, Amnesty International said on Thursday. A spokesman for Shell said the company had ...
By benim
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Aug 4th, 2011
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Royal Dutch Shell has agreed that a Nigerian community impacted by its oil spills can seek compensation in a British court, lawyers in the case have said, potentially opening itself up to bigger future financial and reputational damages. Shell said it does not comment on the legal process, which coul...
By benim
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May 27th, 2011
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Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell said Friday that theft, sabotage and operational reasons caused 27,580 barrels of oil to spill from its facilities in Nigeria last year. “Sabotage and crude oil theft was the cause of 22,310 barrels spilled from SPDC (Shell Petroleum Development Company) facilities i...