Effect of Oil on the Planet

Bonga Oil Spill: Fishermen seek Buhari’s help

Some fishermen in the Niger Delta have urged president-elect Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the payment of recommended compensation to victims of Bonga oil spill when he assumes office. Read more

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Nigeria Yet to Endorse New Global Initiative to End Gas Flaring by 2030

Chief executives from major oil companies and senior government officials from several oil-producing countries met in the United States of America at the weekend and demonstrated a commitment to end the practice of routine gas flaring at oil production sites globally latest by 2030. Read more

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Shell spills oil in Ogboinbiri River in Bayelsa, refuses to visit site

An oil leak from Seibou Deep facility operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company has been discharging crude into Ogboinbiri River in Bayelsa. Residents of the coastal settlements in Ogboinbiri and neigbouring communities say the oil leak has damaged the fishing activities of the people. Read more

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UNEP Report: Embarking On $1bn Ogoni Cleanup Operation

The federal government has finally declared its readiness to earnestly begin what would become the world’s largest environmental cleanup operation in history, according to the United Nations, thus bringing respite to the people of Ogoniland, Read more

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Strike: Diezani shuns Reps again

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Thursday shunned a meeting called by the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream/Downstream) and Gas. The meeting was scheduled to discuss and find solutions to the ongoing strike by members of staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation‎. Read more

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Nigeria has recorded 600 oil spills this year

The German Development Minister, Mr. Gerd Müller, has slammed the Federal Government for what he describes as rising cases of oil spill in the Niger Delta. According to him, over 600 cases of oil spill have been recorded in the area so far this year. Müller was on Tuesday quoted by the Stakeholder Democracy Network as denouncing oil production methods in Nigeria. Read more

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Global fuel use to rise 38% by 2040

There are indications that world petroleum and other liquid fuels consumption may rise to 38 percent by 2040, spurred by increased demand in the developing Asia and Middle East, according to projections in International Energy Outlook 2014, IEO2014. Read More

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Oil Spill: N’Delta paying huge price for nation’s oil production

The Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Lancelot Anyanya has said Niger Delta communities are paying huge price to sustain Nigeria’s oil and gas production in the area. Anyanya, a retired major in the Nigerian Army, stated this when he led a delegation from NOSDRA to assess the impact of oil spills in Omoku area of Rivers State. Read more

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Brazil now highest buyer of Nigeria’s crude

Brazil has overtaken India as the largest buyer of Nigeria’s crude oil, spending $990.09 million, about N158.414 billion on the purchase of crude oil from Nigeria. Data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on activities in the oil and gas sector for March 2014, disclosed that Brazil purchased 9.442 million barrels of crude oil from Nigeria in the month under review. Read more

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No action from Shell, Nigeria on Ogoniland pollution report – Amnesty

Nigeria and Shell have done almost nothing to ease oil pollution in the Ogoniland area of the Niger Delta, three years after a landmark UN report called for a $1 billion dollar clean-up, Amnesty International said Monday. Environmental devastation in Ogoniland has for many come to symbolise the tragedy of Nigeria’s vast oil wealth. Continue Reading

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