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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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Source of Akwa Ibom oil spill unknown, says Mobil

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/MPN Joint Venture, confirms that oiling from an unknown source had been sighted on the shoreline, near Ibeno, Akwa Ibom.  According to a statement by Mobil, “An emergency response team was immediately dispatched to the shoreline and samples of the substance collected for fingerprinting to determine its source, which remains unknown." Read

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NIGERIA: Gas flares still a burning issue in the Niger Delta

picture: courtesy of leadership.ng Despite longstanding laws against gas flaring - the burning of natural gas during oil extraction - in Nigeria, and shifting deadlines to end the practice, the activity continues, with serious health consequences for people living nearby.view full text here

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Environmental News from the UNEP Regions

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Exxon Mobil Slow to Respond to Eket Oil Spill

At a round table discussion in Lagos on February 18, Nigerian Environmental NGOs and visiting Science Fellow and Environmental Protection Agency Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Michael Solecki, identified weaknesses in the Nigerian oil spill response mechanisms and discussed ways NGOs could improve Nigerian spill clean-up capability.view full text image of Exxon platform

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Nigeria Records 418 Oil Spills in 6 Months

Minister for Environment, Housing and Urban Development, Halima Alao reported on October 28 that Nigeria recorded 418 oil spill cases in the first six months of 2008. The spills are believed to be the results of aging oil facilities, illegal bunkering, and human error. All incidents were reported to the National Oil Spill Detection and Recovery Agency (NOSDRA), a lead agency on oil spill management view full text image courtesy of igbofocus.co.uk

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The Next Gulf? Oil Politics, Environmental Apocalypse and Rising Tension in the Niger Delta by Shola Omotola

Oil, one of the greatest blessings God has showered on our nation, has turned out to be a curse… sounding the death-knell of such key principles of good governance as democracy, federalism, transparency, accountability and national growth. image courtesy of :kleighd.files.wordpress.com Read full paper    

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Nigeria Pipeline Explosion:Small Production Loss from Pipeline Explosion

image source: heatusa.com On 10 October, a leaking Shell crude oil export pipeline which had been vandalized caught fire in the River State. There were no injuries reported. Shell confirms illegal bunkering as the cause of the leak. Shell will cut production by 20,000 barrels a day for a few days while the pipeline is being repaired.view full text

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Shell to Pay Bayelsa Residents $1.5 million for Oil Spill-Senate

On August 24, the Senate passed a resolution ordering Royal Dutch Shell to pay 1.5 billion US dollars to Ijaw residents of Bayelsa State, in response to a petition from a group claiming to represent them. The petitioners claimed environmental damage from oil spills and other oil operations had killed, injured and ruined the Ijaws economically.view full text image source: pipelinedreams.org

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