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Shell raises alarm over oil theft

FEBRUARY 6, 2012

LAGOS (AFP) – Shell raised the alarm on Monday over repeated damage to a key pipeline in southern Nigeria by what it said were thieves seeking to siphon off crude for sale on the lucrative black market.

The Anglo-Dutch oil giant said the Nembe Creek Trunkline had been hit by an increased number of attacks by thieves “barely 16 months after the old line was replaced due to repeated sabotage attacks.”

While highly organised crude theft — locally called “bunkering” — has long been a major problem in Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, authorities have warned that the practice has been on the rise. read more

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Shell assures communities of participation on projects

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has expressed its readiness to continue to encourage the full participation of host communities in project identification, planning, execution, maintenance and monitoring in its program of Sustainable Community Development (SCD).

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