Posts Tagged “shell”

Coast Guard to conduct rare oil spill response test in Arctic

With Royal Dutch Shell possibly on the eve of exploring for oil off Alaska’s Arctic coasts — and other companies waiting in the wings — the U.S. Coast Guard plans an oil spill response drill in the fragile region next week. The exercise will be part of the agency’s effort to beef up its presence in the […]

Shell recruits training for Arctic oil spill response

Originally published on by Jennifer A. Dlouhy Against the backdrop of Alaska’s snow-topped Chugach Mountains and in the same waters that were spoiled by the Exxon Valdez oil spill more than two decades ago, Shell is training recruits in skills it hopes they never have to use. The company is putting scores of people through oil […]

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 […]

Niger Delta Heavily Polluted Through Continuous Oil Spills

Published originally on Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization Despite the recovery initiatives suggested by the United Nations, the Nigerian government has so far failed to take action against the ongoing oil spills, which are threatening the natural habitat of more than a million Ogoni people . Below is an article published by Yale Environment 360: The Ogoniland […]

BSEE has approved Shell’s oil spill response plan

Originally published on Petropedia. In another step toward opening the gate to Shell’s long planned Alaska Arctic drilling program, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, or BSEE, has approved Shell’s oil spill response plan for the company’s planned exploratory drilling in the Beaufort Sea. “We have conducted an exhaustive […]

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 […]

‘Bonga oil spill has turned us into debtors’

Originally published in The Nation Online. By OLUKOREDE YISHAU Residents of villages around Shell’s Bonga oil field, which recorded a major oil spill on December 21, lament the effect of the spill on their health and livelihood. LuckY Tema and Ayeomane Ayela live around the Bonga field, where a major spill occurred on December 21. Both […]