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Shell Corruption in Nigeria

Screen Shot 2013-02-15 at 09.15.38More evidence has emerged to show that global oil giants, Shell and ENI, were very much aware that they were paying over a billion dollars to an ex-con in a shady deal over a Nigerian oil bloc.; An email presented during the trial also mentioned that the Shell official who feted with Mr Etete would refer to someone in The Hague known as “Peter” over the terms of the deal. Curiously, Shell’s CEO is named Peter Voser. Mr. Voser has not responded to questions sent by our partner, Global Witness, a U.K. based international organisation committed to transparency and accountability in the global extractive industry, on whether he is the “Peter” mentioned in the email.

Screen Shot 2013-03-11 at 18.53.16Nigeria: Shell, ENI Dined With Etete Before Paying N155 Billion in Malabu Scandal, Court Documents Show

By Nicholas Ibekwe, 11 March 2013

More evidence has emerged to show that global oil giants, Shell and ENI, were very much aware that they were paying over a billion dollars to an ex-con in a shady deal over a Nigerian oil bloc.

Despite insisting that they had no previous knowledge that a huge chunk of the $1.1billion (N155 billion) they paid to the Nigerian government for oil block OPL-245 will be transferred to Malabu Oil, owned by convicted felon Dan Etete, proceedings from a recent U.K. High Court case shows that Shell, and Italian energy giant, ENI, were aware of the final destination of the money. read more

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Nigeria: Union Shuts Down Shell Operations Nationwide

Nigeria: NUPENG Shuts Down Shell Operations Nationwide – …protests Sack of 1,500 Workers

By Emma Amaize, Victor Ahiuma-Young and Kunle Kalejaye, 26 November 2012

Aggrieved members of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, protesting alleged unfair labour practices, yesterday, shut down the operations of Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, nationwide.

This came as a nationwide strike by NUPENG looms following alleged assault on members by security operatives at Shell locations across the country, which prompted the Warri and Port Harcourt zones that serve the South-South states and eastern states to begin immediate strike. read more

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Nigeria: Shell Donates U.S.$1 Million to Flood Relief Fund

By Juliet Alohan, 26 October 2012

In a bid to help alleviate the plight of flood victims, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has donated $1 million towards relief efforts in support of flood displaced persons in 24 states across the country.

The cash donation, according to a statement yesterday by the company’s spokesperson, Tony Okonedo, is part of Shell’s support programme to the international federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, in conjunction with the Nigerian Red Cross Society, towards effective post flood disaster relief operations in Nigeria. read more

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Nigeria: Total, Shell Halt 517,000 Barrels Crude Production

By Juliet Alohan With Agency Report, 24 October 2012

A total of 517,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day has been halted following the force majeure declared by oil giants Total and Shell.

Total has declared force majeure on gas supplies to Nigeria LNG’s liquefication plant, the company said yesterday.

The company said it had stopped oil and gas production from its onshore Oil Mining Lease (OML) 58 block, losing the equivalent of 90,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent.

The oil and gas major said it declared the force majeure 10 days ago at its OML 58 natural gas field in Nigeria due to flooding, which forced the company to halt its natural gas production there, and that it had stopped oil and gas production from its onshore OML 58 block. read more

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Nigeria: PIB’s Lopsided, Unattractive – Shell

By Clara Nwachukwu, 24 September 2012

The Shell Group has declared that the draft Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, before the National Assembly, is not only lopsided, but will also frustrate current investments in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry and impede on the ability to meet set targets on power generation.

Shell’s declaration contradicts widely held belief that the PIB is tilted very much in favour of the international oil companies, IOCs, who, for decades have dictated the tone of the industry operations. read more

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Nigeria: Malabu Deal – Representatives to Probe FG, Shell, Agip

By Edegbe Odemwingie, 1 June 2012

In what federal lawmakers described as a “national embarrassment”, the House of Representatives yesterday launched an inquest into the role played by the federal government and two multinational oil giants (Agip and Shell) in the alleged round tripping of proceeds in the sale of the contentious OPL 245 in favour of Malabu Oil and Gas Limited.

This comes after reports fingered top presidency officials of perpetuating one of the biggest financial heists in the country’s history, following the out of court settlement between the listed parties, and the subsequent payment of $1.1 billion USD to Malabu Oil and Gas. read more

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Nigeria: Fishermen Groan As Shell’s Dispersants Cause Damage

By Iniobong Ekponta, 21 May 2012

Uyo — FISHERMEN operating at the Atlantic coastline in Nigeria’s Niger Delta have attributed floating weeds observed in the ocean surface as consequence of oil spills.

According to reports by some fishermen and coastal dwellers, massive death of seaweeds could be noticed on the ocean floor from Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta and Ondo states.

‘The development has hampered fishing and raised anxiety over the safety of the marine environment to support life of sea creatures that make up the food chain’, notes Ekaette Ikpong, a local seller of acquatic resources in Ibeno water front. read more

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Shell Oil Spills Spread to Delta Communities

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Sopuruchi Onwuka And Napoleon Ehiremen: 28 December 2011

Warri — The crude oil volumes that spilled from Bonga deepwater field has started arriving the coastal communities in Niger Delta, sparking off a spate of public outcry over the dreaded impact on the fragile environment.

Consequently, people of Delta state communities have called on the federal government and Shell to take immediate steps to halt the spill to avoid further damage to their land and sources of water.

The development came as officials of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) arrived at the area yesterday to verify the claims and take samples of the sludgy surge to the coasts. read more

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Nigeria: Dutch Cabinet – Country Should Clean Up Oil Spills

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Radio Netherlands Worldwide (Hilversum)

Hélène Michaud: 18 November 2011

Cleaning up extensive oil pollution in the Niger Delta is the primary responsibility of the Nigerian government, Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal told a parliamentary commission on Thursday.

He was supported by the Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Bleker, who pointed out that the Nigerian government, like all governments, is responsible for the well-being of its population. On top of that the Nigerian state is the majority shareholder in the SPDC joint venture of oil companies that includes Royal Dutch Shell, Bleker added. read more

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This Day (Lagos) Nigeria: Shell Seeks Dialogue As Bayelsa Youths Protest

By Ejiofor Alike: 15 July 2011

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has stated that it is in the process of engaging the protesting youths of Kolo Creek communities of Bayelsa State who tampered with the company’s installations in such a manner that poses serious threat to people and the environment.

This is coming at a time the German government has pledged to increase her level of involvement in Nigeria’s Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) project, which accords with the Federal Government’s determination to earn more revenue from gas than oil. read more

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Nigeria: Shell Links Crude Oil Theft to International Syndicate

By Ejiofor Alike: 5 July 2011

Shell Petroleum development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has linked the rampant cases of crude oil theft in the Niger Delta to international criminal network, and called on all stakeholders to take urgent steps to check the dangerous trend.

According to SPDC, sabotage and crude oil theft was the cause of 22,310 barrels spilled from its facilities in 112 incidents in 2010, representing an average of about one spill every three days.

However, 5,270 barrels was due to 32 operational problems, arising from equipment failures recorded during the period. read more

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Nigeria: Nupeng Threatens to Ground Shell’s Operations

About 250,000 barrels per day capacity of oil may be shut-in as the National Union of Petroleum and Natproduced by Shell in Nigeria ural Gas workers (NUPENG) vowed to ground activities of the oil multinational.

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13 Host Communities Issue Stop Work Notice to Shell

allAfrica.com: 13 Host Communities Issue Stop Work Notice to Shell

3 June 2005

This Day (Lagos)

John Iwori

Yenagoa

Operations of Anglo Dutch oil giant, Shell, may be disrupted, as 13 of its host communities in the Niger Delta region have issued a stop work notice to the multinational oil company.

The action followed the abandonment of the proposed 42 kilometre Otuegila-Nembe road, which Shell promised them five years ago.

Chairman, Otuegila-Nembe Road Project Forum, Chief Damfebo K. Derri, said in a statement issued in the Bayelsa State capital, Yenagoa, that the stop work notice was informed by the antics and failed promises of Shell over the road project. read more

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Ogoni is No Priority – Shell

allAfrica.com: Ogoni is No Priority – Shell

“Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) said yesterday it is not in a hurry to resume oil production in Ogoniland”

This Day (Lagos)

Mike Oduniyi

Port Harcourt

Posted 23 October 2004

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) said yesterday it is not in a hurry to resume oil production in Ogoniland, more than a decade after it pulled out of the area located in the heartland of Rivers State. The company stopped production in Ogoni in 1993 at the height of the crisis in the area based on agitations by the indigenes who were complaining of neglect and deprivation.

US oil major ChevronTexaco, however, said it had re-opened two of its oil fields in the swamp of Warri, in Delta State, which now cuts the company’s production losses down to 130,000 barrels per day (bpd) from 140,000 bpd. read more

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AllAfrica.com: Omiyi: Homeboy At Shell

AllAfrica.com: Omiyi: Homeboy At Shell

“The Anglo-Dutch oil firm is reportedly undergoing a far-reaching global reorganisation to strengthen the values of honesty, integrity and respect for people.”

Daily Champion (Lagos)

August 6, 2004

THE appointment of Mr. Basil Omiyi as Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) marks a remarkable turning point in the 67-year old life of the company in Nigeria. The appointment takes effect from September 1, 2004.

The Anglo-Dutch oil firm is reportedly undergoing a far-reaching global reorganisation to strengthen the values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. By Omiyi’s appointment, Shell has finally yielded to a long-standing request from the Nigerian people and the Niger-Delta area in particular, for “increased Nigerian (human) content in the upstream oil sector.” read more

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Shell Won’t Leave Nigeria – MD

AllAfrica.com: Shell Won’t Leave Nigeria – MD

Daily Champion (Lagos)

FELIX DURUMBAH, News Editor

Lagos

July 25, 2004

Posted 27 July 2004

MANAGING Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDCN), Mr. Basil Omiyi said at week-end that despite the crises rocking oil exploration in the Niger Delta, the firm would not pull out of the area.

He said his recent appointment as the first indigenous boss of SPDCN showed that Shell is “an equal opportunity firm.”

Speaking during an interview on the United States (U.S)-based Cable News Network, (CNN), Mr. Omiyi said Shell is “very welcome” in the Niger Delta, contrary to reports in some quarters that the firm would quit the area in 2008. read more

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