Dec 12th, 2013
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...
Oct 23rd, 2012
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...
Jul 26th, 2012
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...
Jun 10th, 2012
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...
Dec 4th, 2011
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 ...