Community & Environment

170,000 local fishermen hopeful of victory in suit against Shell

Jul 17, 2019

About 170,000 fishermen from 350 communities in Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo states have expressed hope of victory in a case between it and oil giant, Shell that has been in court since 2011. Executive Director, Oil Spill Victims Vanguard, OSPIVV, Mr Harrison Jalla who briefed representatives of the various communities and the fishermen in Warri, Delta…

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NOSDRA to clamp down on oil marketers over pollution from August

Jul 17, 2019

Beginning from August, the Federal Government through the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency will start clamping down on oil marketers in the downstream petroleum subsector who flout environmental laws by polluting the environment where they operate. According to the government, the move will help address the rising cases of environmental pollution caused by…

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Navy destroys N8.4bn of illegal crude, petroleum products

Jul 16, 2019

About 131,085.06 barrels of crude oil and 29,612,202 litres of illegally refined products valued at about N8.4 billion have been destroyed by the Nigerian Navy (NN) between January and June 19, it was learnt. Also destroyed were 227 illegal refineries, 2,688 storage facilities and 364 wooden boats while 11 barges and 32 vessels were impounded.…

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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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