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Shell VP Andrew Vickers comments on UNEP Ogoniland Report

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Mutiu Sunmonu, Managing Director of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) comments on the report and outlines how the company is taking action to prevent operational spills.

EMAIL SENT TO OGONI SCIENTISTS OKEKE UCHE AND ANASONYE BY SHELL VICE PRESIDENT ANDREW VICKERS, ON BEHALF OF ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC CEO PETER VOSER

WE RECEIVED THIS COPY FROM MR VICKERS

(ARTICLE CONTAINING INITIAL EMAIL: Nigerian Ogoniland oilspillage cleanup issue)

From: [email protected]
Date: 11 August 2011 16:54:33 GMT+01:00
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Subject: Nigerian Ogoniland oilspillage cleanup issue

Dear Okeke Uche and Anasonye Festus,

Thank you for your email to Peter Voser. He has requested that I reply to you. We welcome your approach to a multi-stakeholder dialogue and value your feedback.

We note your concerns and value your opinions regarding the UNEP report. We think this report is a valuable contribution towards improving understanding of the environmental impact of oil contamination in the region and the repercussions on human health, security and livelihoods.

SPDC has, and is, taking action where it can. Although SPDC hasn’t produced oil in Ogoniland since 1993. It cleans up all spills and releases from SPDC JV facilities no matter what their cause and restores the land to its original state. And it has recently made tamper proof more than 100 SPDC wells no longer in use there to stop further oil releases caused by theft and sabotage.

For more information on Shell’s response to the UNEP Report please visit: http://www.shell.com/home/content/environment_society/society/nigeria/spills/unep_response/

You may have seen other press reports on Nigeria. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss further.

Regards,
Andrew Vickers

Andrew Vickers
Vice President, NGO and Stakeholder Relations
Shell International B.V.
PO Box 162, 2501 AN The Hague, The Netherlands

3 Comments on “Shell VP Andrew Vickers comments on UNEP Ogoniland Report”

  1. #1 theworldisyours
    on Aug 14th, 2011 at 07:16

    A balanced and fair response. I hope that the increased focus on Nigeria, following the UNEP report, will result in a positive outcome for the environment, Nigeria and the Nigerian community as a whole…

  2. #2 dmorrisusa
    on Aug 12th, 2011 at 17:39

    I have known and worked with Mr. Vickers for a very long time. I can sincerely state that if he pens his name to a letter, you can be sure that it is sincere and meaningful…not just a lot of talk. Frankly, if he is working with Peter Voser on this issue, I am comfortable that it will be managed very well.

    Final note: Thank you Mr. Donovan for the work that you have done. Always good to have a watchfog out there.

  3. #3 phildyer
    on Aug 11th, 2011 at 20:13

    This is a good response to a very difficult and misunderstood issue

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