Italian court convicts two in Nigeria oil corruption case
A Milan judge on Thursday sentenced two men to four years in prison in the first ruling of a corruption case involving oil giants Eni and Shell in Nigeria, a judicial source said. The judge also ordered the seizure of millions of dollars and Swiss francs from the pair, who acted as go-betweens in the…
JTF, Shell deny coercing Bayelsa community to endorse spill report
The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta and oil major, Shell on Monday denied allegations of coercing the leadership of Aghoro 1 community in Bayelsa to sign a disputed report on oil spillage.
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.
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 says profit jumps on high energy prices
Energy major Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday that profits leapt by about two thirds in the first quarter of 2018, energised by resurgent crude oil and gas prices.
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…