ERA, others deplore handling of Ogoni cleanup
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has deplored the alleged poor allocation of resources and uncoordinated efforts...
‘New oil finds pose fresh environmental challenges to communities’
If the current legislative and institutional frameworks are not reviewed, states and communities outside the Niger Delta where oil and gas deposits have been found in commercial quantities in recent times
NOSDRA laments inability to effectively check oil theft
The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has said it lacked the equipment to effectively contain oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta.
How oil companies evade over N258b gas flare penalty yearly
There are indications that oil companies operating in the country may be evading gas flare penalty, and this development has led the country to losing as much as N258b yearly, which would have accrued after a review of fiscal penalty, fine of $3.50 per 1, 000 standard cubic feet (scf) of gas flared.
NOSDRA traces dead fishes on Niger Delta coastline to toxic wastes
The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) yesterday said findings on the dead fishes along the Atlantic Ocean’s coastline indicated high levels
House of Reps orders probe of spills, remediation in oil-producing areas
House of Representatives yesterday ordered an immediate probe of the cleanup of spills and remediation in oil-producing areas of the country in the last five years.
National Assembly charged on amendment of NOSDRA act to remediate Niger Delta environment
The National Assembly has been urged to amend the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) Act by increasing penalties for oil firms that default in cleaning up polluted environments.
Oil thieves set Agip pipeline ablaze in Niger Delta
Unscrupulous people, described as crude oil thieves have set fire on an oil pipeline, belonging to Italian oil giant Agip at Ubeta community in the Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers.
‘Strong political will, legislative intervention key to tackling oil bunkering’
The growing rate of crude oil bunkering, especially in the Niger-Delta region may persist unless the Federal Government develops the political will and encourages legislative intervention, industry experts said in Abuja.