Posts Tagged “nigeria”

Nigeria Oil Spill Hits Bayelsa Community

Nigeria Oil Spill, Yenagoa — A fresh crude oil spill has been reported at Obama flow station trunk line belonging to Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Nembe creek, Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The Nigeria oil spill, according to the natives, has disrupted fishing activities in the creek and waterways and is spreading […]

Ogoni Community Disagree With Shell Over Cause of Oil Spill

Originally published on The people of Kegbara-Dere (K-Dere) Ogoni in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State and oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) have disagreed over the cause of the May 7 oil spill in the community. Chairman of Kegbara Dere Town Governing Council (KDTGC), Mr. Bari-ara Kpalap, yesterday […]

100 miles of oil: Spill likely Nigeria’s worst in decade

Originally published on Deep-water oil field shut down following leak LAGOS, Nigeria — Oil from an offshore spill has spread roughly 100 nautical miles after a leak occurred while loading a tanker, a Nigerian official said Thursday. Royal Dutch Shell shut down a deep-water oil field off Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta on Tuesday. Peter Idabor, the head of the […]

Shell admits 207 oil spills in 2011

Originally published on The Raw Story. By Terry Macalister, The Guardian STANDFIRST: Shell said in its annual report that the number of spills increased to 207 during 2011, from 195 in 2010 Shell has revealed that its global oil spill record got worse over the last year, with 207 sizeable incidents in 2011.

Nigeria: The Curse of Oil – 200 Riverside Delta Communities Cry Out

BY EMMA AMAIZE, originally published on There are two traditional African sayings that “a man that lives near the river will not use spit to wash his hands” and “a man cannot be in the river and be looking for fish to eat.” Both mean the same thing, which is that one cannot be […]

Worst offshore oil spill for over 10 years in Nigeria

Originally published by the New Zealand Herald. A faulty pipe from an offshore oil field run by Royal Dutch Shell PLC near Nigeria’s coast spewed crude oil into the ocean for as much as 25 hours as workers loaded a waiting tanker, the company acknowledged Friday. While Shell continues to investigate the cause of what […]

Fishermen lament withdrawal from sea over Bonga oil spill

Originally published by Information Nigeria. Group tasks Shell on clean-up exercise FISHERMEN in Akwa Ibom State are complaining about the directive by the Nigerian Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) that fishing be suspended because of the recent Bonga Oil field spillage. Meanwhile, the oil spill has been described as the biggest in the country and that it […]

Coastal villages in Nigeria protest as crude oil washes ashore

Originally published on MSNBC. By and news services Nigerian villagers say oil washing up on the coast comes from a Royal Dutch Shell loading accident last month that caused the biggest spill in Africa’s top producer in more than 13 years. Shell denies that any of the oil is from its 200,000 barrel per […]

Bodo Oil Spill: Shell must own up, pay up and clean up

Originally published on Amnesty International. Oil spills have been devastating the Niger Delta region in Nigeria for decades, destroying the livelihoods of tens of thousands people living in the region. As a result, people have been pushed deeper into poverty. Our new report documents the devastating human effects of the two most recent major oil spills by […]