Effect of Oil on the Planet

Oil spill: Youths shut down ExxonMobil

Youths from ExxonMobil host communities in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State have shut down the operations of the multinational firm over recurrent oil spills and strings of unfulfilled promises made to the residents. They have vowed never to leave the area until the company carries out proper clean-up of the environment and also fulfil some promises made during past oil spills. Mr David Okon, the Secretary, Youth Presidents’ Forum and President of Iwuokpom

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Over 23 Illegal Oil Bunkering Sites Discovered in Anambra

Over 23 illegal oil bunkering sites in Anambra State and equipment worth about N500 million was discovered by the joint team of Nigerian Army and Naval officials on monday. Major General Adebayo Olaniyi, the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, led the combined team of these two forces to various sites at Ogbakuba in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, expressed surprise at the discovery, describing it as

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FG to further reduce gas flaring to 2% by 2017 -Minister

Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke stated Tuesday that the Federal Government plans to reduce gas flaring to 2% by 2017. The minister stated this at the 13th Nigerian Oil and Gas Conference in Abuja, noting that gas flaring has been reduced to less than 11% during the year from 30% in 2010, adding that on-going plans through the gas industrialization is aimed at further reducing gas flares. Read more

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Mobil neglects oil spill at Qua Iboe oil fields in Akwa Ibom State.

Two months after oil spills from a field in Akwa Ibom operated by global oil giant, Mobil, the company is yet to complete a clean-up of the area of the spill thus endangering the lives of residents. The company’s refusal to clean up was first reported by this paper on December 28.Read it here. Some residents of Ibeno community in Akwa Ibom have expressed concern over their continued exposure to the crude oil discharged from the Qua Iboe oil fields.

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Oil marketer advocates death penalty for pipeline vandals

A marketer of Petroleum Products, Mr. Bello Mohammed, has urged the National Assembly to enact a law to make oil pipeline vandalism an offence punishable by death. Mohammed said this in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Sunday. He was reacting to events leading up to the latest pipeline explosion, which led to the death of over 30 persons in Arepo, Ogun State. He said the activities of vandals were not only causing environmental  pollution

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Colonialism and the Green Economy: The Hidden Side of Carbon Offsets

Although some market-based strategies to mitigate global warming do benefit some communities, they more often serve as a cheap way for the world's biggest polluters to avoid true ecological reforms and deprive people who can least afford it of their livelihoods, their land and their homes. Eleazar Graciliano Lopez Roblero is an inquisitive man with a farmer's frame, thick, curly hair and staunch hands, who wore a collared shirt and carried a small

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Mobil Intensifies Clean Up Of Spill Contaminated Coastline In Ibeno

Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) has intensified the clean up of the Atlantic shoreline in Akwa Ibom contaminated by the Nov. 9, oil spill emanating from its operations. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that additional 100 oil spill personnel have been added while the mop-up exercise has been extended for additional 10 days for the third time. Read more

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Security operatives destroy 51 illegal refineries in Rivers

SECURITY operatives in Rivers State have destroyed 51 illegal refineries and four boats in Ke and Pero-Kparakama communities in Degema Local Government Area. Six suspected oil thieves were arrested during the operation that lasted for about nine hours in the two communities. Read more

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Shell faces lawsuit over Niger Delta pollution

(Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell faces a lawsuit from four Nigerian villagers on Thursday in a case that could set a precedent for damage claims against international companies. view full text

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ExxonMobil Abandons Clean Up Of Oil-polluted Site In Akwa Ibom

In the developed world, oil companies pay millions to communities affected by oil spill, but in Nigeria,ExxonMobil has denied knowledge of the cause of the oil spill and therefore did not pay the affected community. The oil firm has now abandoned the polluted site after agreeing initially to clean it up. view full text

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