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6 Horrible Oil Spills Since Deepwater Horizon That You Probably Didn’t Hear About

Extract from an article by Kristine Wong published 15 April 2013 by Bonga Oil Field, Nigeria On Dec. 21, 2011, Royal Dutch Shell’s Bonga oil field in Nigeria leaked 1.24 million gallons of oil into the Niger Delta. The Guardian reported that satellite watchdog organization Skytruth posted photos indicating that the spill was 43.5 […]

Documents reveal extent of Shell lobbying in human rights case

The documents, obtained by the Corporate Responsibility Coalition (Core) and Amnesty International, show the closeness of the relationship between the multinational corporations and UK government departments. They also show that UK government officials were privately worried about being seen to be promoting business interests over ethical trading principles. Peter Frankental, economic relations programme director at […]

Stay away from Ogoniland, MOSOP warns Shell

Extracts from an article by Dapo Falade in Port Harcourt published 6 April 2014 by the Nigerian Tribune Dutch oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), may be heading to another round of crisis as the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has warned it to stay away from Ogoniland.  The latest warning […]

Fracking earthquakes

Extract from an article by Carey Gillam published by Reuters, 5 April 2014, under the headline: Series of small earthquakes rock Oklahoma in record seismic activity (Reuters) – Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some […]

FT: Shell receives 100-plus serious bids for its Nigerian onshore stake

Article published on 2 April 2014 by Seeking Alpha Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A, RDS.B) plan to sell much of its onshore Nigerian production has been met with skepticism – with oil stealing rife in the Niger delta, who would buy? – but FT reports Shell has received more than 100 serious bids for its 30% […]

Archbishop Tutu calls for independent inquiry into policing of Corrib gas project

South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and former United Nations assistant secretary general Denis Halliday have called for an “urgent and comprehensive” independent inquiry into the policing of the Corrib gas project. Article by Lorna Siggins published 29 March 2014 by The Irish Times South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and former United Nations assistant secretary general […]

Nigeria arrests two Britons over ‘oil theft plot’

Extracts from an Associated Press article published 29 March 2014 by Port Harcourt: Two British nationals were among 14 people arrested on suspicion of attempted bribery in connection with an alleged plot to steal oil from a pipeline, Nigeria said on Friday. The head of the Joint Task Force (JTF) of military and police […]

Oil Theft in Nigeria Continues to Plague Shell

Extract from an article by Arjun Sreekumar published on 28 March 2014 by The Motlet Fool under the headline: “Oil Theft in Nigeria Continues to Plague This Company” Though one could argue that Shell, which has been operating in Nigeria for decades, should have sold its sabotage-prone Niger Delta assets long ago, at least the […]

In 2 to 3 years gazillionaires will be coming out of Africa

Extract from an article by Nicholas Norbrook published 27 March 2014 by THE AFRICA REPORT Kola Karim, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Energy International spoke to The Africa Report. Q: Shell and Chevron are getting out of onshore operations. How big is this and where is it leading? A: These guys […]

MEND claims Responsibility for Attack on Shell, Agip Facilities

Extract from an article by Segun James published 27 March 2014 by The Movement for the Emancipation for the Niger Delta (MEND) Thursday claimed responsibility for the attack on the oil facilities owned by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Delta and Bayelsa State. FULL ARTICLE

Message from Ogoni Activist Ben Ikari

RELATED COMMENT BY JOHN DONOVAN: “I publish very few articles/press releases from Ogoni sources because you never know who is a legitimate representative of the Ogoni people and not a faction led by an ego driven individual, with a self-invented impressive title.” By John Donovan I have today published a message to the Ogoni people […]

Shell Nigeria Oil Terminal Remains Closed After Leak Found

Extracts from a Sarah Kent article published by The Wall Street Journal on 17 March 2014 LONDON–Exports from a major oil terminal in Nigeria operated by a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) remain shut-in nearly two weeks after the discovery of a leak in the export pipeline, a spokesman for the company said […]

Niger Delta Communities Pressure Shell on 2011 Oil Spill

Extracts from a Heather Murdock article published on 17 March 2014 by Voice of America Local leaders in the Niger Delta want to unite competing communities to pressure Shell Petroleum to pay billions of dollars in reparations and clean up of fishing areas they say were wasted in a 2011 oil spill. Shell disputes the […]

Shell Nigeria: Forcados terminal closed by leak

Extract from an Associated Press article published by The Washington Post on 16 March 2014 WARRI, Nigeria — Shell Nigeria says its Forcados crude oil export terminal is closed because of an undersea pipeline leak. The biggest oil producer in Nigeria refused to say how many thousands of barrels of exports are affected by the […]