Effect of Oil on the Planet

Fresh Shell oil spill ravages Bayelsa community

Fresh oil spill from a facility belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company(SPDC) has occurred in Nembe, Bayelsa State, leaving many aquatic lives dead thereby creating panic among inhabitants of the communities in the area. Fishermen no longer embark on fishing expedition, occasioned by the magnitude of the spill. Read full

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Mobil, NOSDRA visit oil spill site

Officials of National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) and representatives of Ibeno community on Wednesday, visited the spill site on the Atlantic coastline. The Joint Investigation Visit (JIV), a statutory oil spill probe procedure, also involved officials of Akwa Ibom Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources...Read full

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PIB and the Niger Delta

With the latest move to address the petrol-carbon sector in Nigeria through the Petroleum Industry Bill, Nigerians are anxious to see how far it will go in addressing among others: the legal, fiscal and regulatory framework, the guidelines for the operation of the upstream, midstream and the downstream sectors, the redistribution  of economic rent in the host oil producing communities, the impact on the environment, especially gas flaring. What

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(Video) Without Walls Interview with Ken Saro-Wiwa.

“To deny a people the right to self-determination for well than a hundred years is to subject them to slavery; To take away the resources of a people and refuse to give them anything in return is to subject them to slavery; To take away the land of a people who depend solely on land for their survival and refuse to pay them compensation is to subject them to genocide.” -Ken Saro-Wiwa (his last inteterview). Watch

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(Video) Poison Fire by Maweni Farm

A documentary of the Niger-Delta from the Niger-Delta. Watch  Poison Fire

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Oil and Gas Technical Background Paper by by Ms. Lois Laraba Machunga-Disu and Miss Zumunta Machunga-Disu

At present Nigeria's energy sector is dispersed in supervision and policies. The recommended structure to meet those future needs starts with the revision of Nigeria's current policy and structure. Nigeria's hydrocarbon natural resource (crude oil and natural gas) in spite of its abundance and as the mainstay of over 80% of revenues to the nation, has NOT served as a catalyst for economic growth neither has it served as the major source of energy

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National Assembly Gets Authentic Petroleum Industry Bill 2012.

President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday forwarded the original Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the National Assembly and directed that the soft copy be made available to stakeholders and the public by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. view full text Download authentic PIB sent to the National Assembly

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Bonga Oil Spill: FG Orders Shell to Cough Up $ 5 Billion Fine

The Federal government has fined Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) $ 5 billion for spilling oil at Bonga late last year. The oil spill affected communities, waterways and the coast. Shell has been accused by the residents of the communities of not cleaning up the mess it made. View Full text Image source:guardian.co.uk

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Nigeria: Ogoni Oil Spill – FG Set to Implement Committee’s Report

The Federal Government is on the verge of implementing recommendations by a special team, which it set up last year to review the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report on Oil Pollution in Ogoniland, THISDAY investigations have revealed. View UNEP Report 

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Kaduna Refinery Faults Report on Waste Pollutions

The management of the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) had faulted report that three children died in Rido village, a neighbouring community of the company as a result of pollution from waste. Residents of the village alleged that powdery waste allegedly dumped by the company penultimate Sunday in their farm lands polluted the air in the area and was responsible for the death of three children. Reacting to the report, the company

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