Community & Environment

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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Eni/NNPC, FAO launch solar-powered water schemes in Nigeria’s North-East

Jun 24, 2019

IN an effort to improve access to water among the conflict-affected in the northeast, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and Eni, through its Nigerian subsidiary Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE), commissioned a water scheme in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria. The scheme, involving a solar-powered borehole, is the 10th established as part…

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Residents claim over 100 killed in pipeline explosion

Jun 24, 2019

Residents of Kom Kom in Oyigbo local Government Area of Rivers State where an oil pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) exploded on Saturday say over 100 people were burnt in the fire. Some of the bodies, they claimed, were burnt beyond recognition while scores of corpses were still in the bush…

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Nigerian Navy destroys 50 illegal refineries in Delta

Jun 19, 2019

In continuation of its war against crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region, the Nigerian Navy (NN) yesterday said it destroyed over 50 illegal refineries in the past 32 days around Yeye, Burutu and Ibafa creeks in Delta State. The operatives attached to the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta also arrested six…

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Chevron seeks more stakeholders support for GMOU

Jun 18, 2019

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has emphasized the need for more stakeholders’ support to the implementation of Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) in its host communities in Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa. Mr Esimaje Brikinn, General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs of Chevron, made the call in on Friday in Yenagoa, on the sidelines…

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Shell lost 11,000bpd to oil theft in 2018 – GM

Jun 15, 2019

Oil theft from Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) joint venture (JV) pipeline network averaged 11,000 barrels per day (bpd) last year, its General Manager, External Relations Mr. Igo Weli, said on Thursday. He said this is an increase of about 20 per cent over previous year. The number of sabotage-related spills increased during the same…

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Ondo community seals electricity deal with IPP

Jun 15, 2019

Residents of Aboto community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State have sealed an agreement with R.R. Reynolds, an Independent Power Provider (IPP) on billing terms and prompt payment. The agreement was reached with the independent power plant during a town hall meeting in Aboto on Thursday. Mr Tunji Ariyomo, the Special Adviser to…

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Delta promises to address well-head fire

Jun 12, 2019

Relief has come the way of indigenes of oil-rich Polobubo (Tsekelewu) community in Warri North Local Government area of Delta State as the state government has promised to intervene in the raging oil well head being operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited in the area. The Deputy Governor, Kingsley Otuaro, who gave the assurance while addressing…

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