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Reuters: Ogoni youths halt Shell oil pipeline in Nigeria

Tue May 15, 2007 2:04 PM BST

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, May 15 (Reuters) – Villagers have occupied a major oil pipeline hub feeding the Bonny export terminal in Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta, forcing Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L: Quote, Profile , Research) to reduce output, activist sources said.

The protest was triggered by a dispute between Shell and the K-Dere community in Ogoniland, where Shell has suspended oil production for 14 years, over compensation.

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