Oil spillage to cost Shell $3.8 billion in compensation
National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA has called on Shell Nigeria Exploration and Petroleum Company Limited, SNEPCO, to urgently pay $3.8 billion as damages to 350 communities in Niger Delta region. It would be recalled that Federal High Court in Lagos, fined SNEPCO the sum of $3.8 billion as a result of…
We are still active in Delta State, says Shell
Contrary to reports that the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) had left Delta State after divesting its investments in 2010, the firm said it was still active in the state. Shell’s General Manager, External Relations, Igo Weli, who was represented by the company’s Head of Community Interface, Evans Krukrubo, insisted that the company had not…
UK court halts Shell’s bid to stop Bodo community’s suit over cleanup
A British judge, Mrs. Justice Cockerill, has ruled that Bodo community in Nigeria, which had been involved in a protracted legal battle with Shell over the cleanup of two 2008 oil spills, should retain the option of litigation for another year.
Fresh delay in Eni and Shell Nigeria kickbacks trial
A trial for oil giants Eni and Shell over alleged kickbacks paid during the purchase of an offshore oilfield in Nigeria was Monday pushed back to 20 June awaiting a ruling on an appeal made by Shell.
SNEPCo, partners boost training of young scientists in Abia
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company of Nigeria (SNEPCo) and its partners have built and donated a fully furnished and equipped multimillion Naira Integrated Science Laboratories Block to Aggrey Memorial (Model) College Arochukwu, Abia state. The Principal of the college, Ugbuta Chukwuemeka Peter said the laboratories will facilitate improved teaching and learning of sciences not…
Shell’s fresh bid for Ogoni oilfield stirs tension
An atmosphere of unrest is looming over Ogoni land, following the renewal request by Shell Petroleum Development Company for Oil Mining Leases (OML11).
ERA/FoEN tasks Shell, multi national firms on environmental justice
The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has tasked Shell and other oil multi-national companies to respect environmental rights in order to prevent runaway climate change.
Oil communities allege discrimination, non-payment of landowners by Shell
Representatives of oil producing communities in Delta State yesterday protested at the National Assembly against Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)’s discriminatory and non-payment of rentals to land owners. The protesters acted under the aegis of the Niger Delta Landlords of Shell Petroleum Development Company. They accused the oil company of divide-and-rule; warning that the discriminatory…
Eni and Shell go on trial over Nigeria kickback scandal
Oil giants Eni and Shell go on trial in Milan on Monday, charged with bribery and corruption in the purchase of an offshore oilfield in Nigeria.
Five months after, oil community still occupies flow station, wants Shell out
Kula Kingdom in Akuku-Toru Local Government of Area of Rivers State, hosting OML 25 operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), is still occupying the flow station five months after. The community reiterated its position that they no longer want Shell to operate in their land, urging the Federal Government to replace the company with…