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2008 oil spill in Niger Delta was 60 to 200 times worse than claimed by Shell

By Amnesty International A major oil spill in the Niger Delta was far worse than Shell previously admitted, according to an independent assessment obtained by Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), which exposes how the oil giant dramatically under-estimated the quantities involved. The spill in 2008, caused by a … Continue reading 2008 oil spill in Niger Delta was 60 to 200 times worse than claimed by Shell

MEND attacks oil pipeline in Nigeria owned by Italian corporation Eni

By Valentina Za and Joe Brock / Reuters A crude oil pipeline owned by Italian oil and gas group Eni was attacked on Friday in Nigeria’s onshore Niger Delta and a militant group claimed the strike. Attacks in the restive region have been fewer since an amnesty for militants in 2009, although large-scale oil theft … Continue reading MEND attacks oil pipeline in Nigeria owned by Italian corporation Eni

Natural gas rig fire off Niger Delta likely to continue burning for months

By BBC A gas-fuelled fire, with flames as high as 5m, may burn for months in waters off the Niger Delta in south-east Nigeria, Chevron has told the BBC. Two workers died after January’s explosion at the KS Endeavour exploration rig, owned by the US firm. Friends of the Earth says this is the world’s … Continue reading Natural gas rig fire off Niger Delta likely to continue burning for months

Militant group MEND issues bomb threats against South African corporations

By Emma Amaize / Vanguard After cessation of hostilities for some months in the Niger-Delta, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, weekend, threatened to bomb telecommunication giant, MTN, SACOIL and other  investments of South Africa  in Nigeria because of alleged  interference of President Jacob Zuma in its struggle for justice in the … Continue reading Militant group MEND issues bomb threats against South African corporations