Nigerian agencies seek $11.5 billion oil spill payout from Shell

(Reuters) – Two Nigerian government agencies told a parliamentary hearing on Thursday that Royal Dutch Shell should pay a total of $11.5 billion in compensation for damage caused by an oil spill at its offshore Bonga field in December 2011. Shell has said that there is no legal basis for the proposed fines and the […]

Shell attacked over four-year delay in Niger delta oil spill clean-up

Energy firm’s attempts to clear pollution resulting from two large spills in 2008 described as ‘amateurish’ by assessors Guardian.co.uk:  Two large crude oil spills from Shell pipelines in the Niger delta four years ago have still not been cleaned up by the company despite an outcry by the UN, Amnesty International and the Nigerian government […]

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