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Shell faces payouts in Nigerian oil spill case | The Guardian Newspaper
16 Mar
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Shell faces payouts in Nigerian oil spill case | The Guardian Newspaper

First ruling in environmental trial forces Shell to compensate communities affected by spills from firm's damaged pipelines. The first judgment in what lawyers have said could be one of the world's largest ever environmental trials has ruled that Shell may have to compensate some communities for oil spills from their pipelines caused by criminals in the heavily polluted Niger delta. The ruling at London's high court, following interpretations of Nigerian law by two retired Nigerian judges, may limit damages that Shell is expected to have to pay Niger delta villages devastated by two massive oil spills in 2008 and 2009,…
WikiLeaks: Politicians, military behind most oil thefts
16 Mar
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WikiLeaks: Politicians, military behind most oil thefts

Politicians and military leaders — not militants — are responsible for the majority of oil thefts in Nigeria’s crude-rich southern delta, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable quoting a Nigerian official and released by WikiLeaks. A member of a government panel on troubles in the Niger Delta implicated Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, a general whose brother became president, and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as being the biggest forces behind the thefts, the cable claims. “It is in the interests of these people to make it appear that the Niger Delta problem is intractable,” the Jan. 2009 cable quotes panel member Tony…
Agip Oil Well Head Leak Pollutes Biseni Community In Bayelsa
16 Mar
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Agip Oil Well Head Leak Pollutes Biseni Community In Bayelsa

A leak in a well head has been discharging crude oil in Egbebiri area of Biseni in Yenagoa Council area of Bayelsa since Friday, February 7. A Sahara Reporter said on Monday the leak, due to corrosion at Idu Well 3, operated by Agip, is spewing crude oil in gaseous form which liquefies and settles on the ground. An Agip surveillance staffer found at the site, Mr Eno Doukpola, said the leak had been reported to the company but no steps had been taken to stop the leak. “This leak was noticed on Friday and promptly reported to the surveillance…
Punch Newspaper: ‘Flared gas enough to solve Africa’s electricity crisis’ (BY SUNDAY ABORISADE)
16 Mar
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Punch Newspaper: ‘Flared gas enough to solve Africa’s electricity crisis’ (BY SUNDAY ABORISADE)

Representatives of Soprise Impact Organisation, an oil and gas consultancy firm based in Europe and the United States, on Monday told the Senate Committee on Gas that Nigeria was wasting about 1.1 million cubic feet of gas daily, which was capable of providing electricity to 20 million houses. The Chief Executive Officer, Soprise Impact Organisation, Mr. Peter Jensen, lamented that the gas already wasted in the Niger Delta region, if harnessed and processed, would have addressed the power problems of the entire African continent and beyond. To address the problem, Jensen explained that his firm, which has branches in Norway,…