Royal Dutch Shell

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Feb 20th, 2013
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UK help sought to end oil theft Nigeria had asked Britain for help to tackle a multimillion-dollar oil theft business that was run by international crime syndicates, its oil minister said yesterday. Oil bunkering – hacking into pipelines to steal crude then refining it or selling it abroad – is costi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Oct 17th, 2012
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By: EIA Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa and has been a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) since 1971. In 2011, Nigeria produced about 2.53 million barrels per day (bbl/d) of total liquids, well below its oil production capacity of over 3 million bbl/d, du...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 25th, 2012
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Since the demise of Biafra after the civil war in Nigeria, efforts have been made to obliterate the bane from the map and the preferred name of that part of the Atlantic Ocean is the Gulf of Guinea. However, another war has been raging here and continues unabated. It is an ecological war. Internation...
By IndepthAfrica
In World News
Feb 20th, 2012
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Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies, the oil ministry has said, in a retaliatory measure against fresh EU sanctions on the Islamic state’s lifeblood, oil. “Exporting crude to British and French companies has been stopped … we will sell our oil to new custo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 11th, 2012
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by Michael Keating, The Guardian In 2010 the world watched in horror as the Gulf of Mexico filled with 5m barrels of oil from an undersea leak caused by the careless handling of equipment on the part of BP and its partner Halliburton. Shocking images of uncontrolled spillage erupting from the ocean f...
By benim
In News
Oct 21st, 2011
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Chicago – A Nigerian tribal king filed a lawsuit in a US court seeking $1bn from Royal Dutch Shell to compensate for decades of pollution that sickened his people and damaged their lands, his lawyer said on Thursday. The suit was filed a day after the US Supreme Court said it will consider a la...
By benim
In Gabon
Sep 30th, 2011
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Gabon has launched a crackdown on expatriate oil workers who do not have work permits, spurred on by a powerful union that has given the government two weeks to safeguard more jobs for locals. Employers in the sector are complaining of heavy-handed spot checks by police in the oil town of Port-Gentil...
By benim
In News
Sep 5th, 2011
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Judges refused on Monday to dismiss a terrorist case against a Nigerian activist charged with conspiring to attack oil pipelines in his homeland as well as people smuggling and fraud. Sunny Ofehe, a Netherlands-based activist who campaigns to bring peace to the oil-rich Niger Delta, said the charges ...
By benim
In News
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
In News
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...