Community & Environment

Shell builds 6-classroom block for community 24 years after oil spill

Jun 13, 2013

Shell Petroleum Development Company has built a six-classroom block for Ogodobiri community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, 24 years after the community and eight others were devastated by an oil spill. It was gathered that the 1989 spillage wrecked havoc in Arhavewarien, Ogada, Orere, Okuama, Assah, Okuama, Utoarhavwarian and Oviri-Olomu, presently in…

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NEITI decries the lack of accurate data on crude oil theft, vandalism

Jun 11, 2013

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative on Monday faulted the absence of reliable data on the quantity of crude oil being lost to theft, bunkering and pipeline vandalism in the country. The Chairman, National Stakeholders’ Working Group, NEITI, Mr. Ledum Mitee, made the organisation’s position known to President Goodluck Jonathan when he led members of…

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Treat stolen oil like blood diamonds – Alison-Madueke

Jun 11, 2013

As thieves siphon 200,000 barrels a day in Nigeria, Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, in a recent interview said she is determined to crack down on the country’s £1billion-a-year ‘blood oil’ industry, as the well-resourced gangs are diverting some 10 per cent of the country’s oil production and channelling the money into kidnapping, piracy and…

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