Community & Environment

UK Parliament holds session on oil spills in Bayelsa

Jul 15, 2019

The effort to internationalise the campaign against environmental injustice in Bayelsa State has caught the attention of the United Kingdom Parliament with the Africa All Parliamentary Group (AAPPG) holding a session to discuss the impact of oil spills in the state. The event was chaired by Chi Onwurah, a Member of Parliament and chair of…

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Oil, gas can tackle climate change – OPEC scribe

Jul 13, 2019

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has stated that oil and gas remained part of key solutions in combating climate change. Mr Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary-General of the organisation, spoke in Vienna against the backdrop of mass mobilisation of civil society campaigns against the oil industry. “We believe that oil and gas are part…

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Insecurity remains a major challenge for operations in Niger Delta – Shell

Jul 12, 2019

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has said security remains a major challenge occasioned by continuing crude oil theft and vandalism of oil and gas facilities in parts of the Niger Delta. SPDC’s General Manager, External Relations, Igo Weli, who spoke in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, at the media launch of the 2019 edition…

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Warri Refinery shut by protesting youths, workers

Jul 4, 2019

Hundreds of youths and members of staff of the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company on Wednesday shut down commercial activities at the Warri Refinery in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, over alleged management’s failure to regularise their engagements. The protesters drawn from across the Niger Delta states vowed to continue with their…

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Two killed, several others injured in Lagos pipeline fire

Jul 4, 2019

Two suspected vandals have been killed and several others injured following a pipeline explosion in Ijegun area of Lagos state in the early hours of Thursday. It was learnt that the incident occurred after hoodlums attempted to vandalise a pipeline that pumps fuel from Atlas Cove to Mosimi that passes around the area. A resident…

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Aiteo tasks FG on addressing crude oil theft menace

Jul 3, 2019

Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company has called on the Federal Government to put up measures that will help curtail the menace of crude oil theft in the country. Mr Victor Okoronkwo, the Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, made this call at the ongoing Nigerian Oil and Gas conference and Exhhibiton, in Abuja on…

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Shell, Nigerian communities sign MoU, agree to reopen oil flow station

Jul 2, 2019

Stakeholder Communities of Oil Mining License (OML) 25 and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the ropening of the flow station and payment of outstanding funds owed host communities under the extant Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMOU). The MoU also mandated Shell to pay N1.36 billion into a…

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FG opens fresh contracts bid for Ogoni clean up

Jul 2, 2019

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) on Monday, opened a fresh bid to select 36 additional contractors for the remediation of oil impacted Ogoni communities in Rivers State. The addition of 36 firms would raise to 57 the number of contractors hired so far for the clean-up. HYPREP, under the Federal Ministry of Environment, opened the…

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Chevron says Ojumole Well 1 fire has finally been put out

Jul 1, 2019

Oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of Joint Venture (JV) between the NNPC and CNL (NNPC/CNL JV), says the fire that gutted its Ojumole Well No 1 has been put out. Mr Esimaje Brikinn, the General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs of Chevron Nigeria Limited, confirmed this in a statement made available to…

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Shell, communities, resolve OML 25 dispute

Jun 28, 2019

Stakeholder communities of Oil Mining License (OML) 25 in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) have agreed on the procedures for the re-opening of the oil facility. The stakeholders communities and Shell have also agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) next Monday to be facilitated by…

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