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Accidents and Spills
Press Statement on the Cause of Oil Spills in the Niger DeltaUNEP | 23 Aug 2010
At the request of the government of Nigeria, UNEP is conducting an environmental assessment of the impacts of oil spills in Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta. The UNEP study represents an unprecedented effort to examine the location, nature and extent and implications of oil contamination in Ogoniland.
Nigeria: Mobil Admits Another Oil SpillAllAfrica.com | 28 Jun 2010
Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) Unlimited has admitted another oil spill from its facility at Qua Iboe oil field but declined to disclose the volume of crude lost in the fresh spill, which brings to three the number of such incidents since January this year.
Nigeria: Governor Seeks International Regulation for Oil SpillsAllAfrica.com | 25 Jun 2010
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday decried the failure of oil multinationals operating in developing countries to effectively address issues of environmental degradation, particularly oil spills and pollution, compared to what the BP was forced to pay for cleaning up a recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nigeria: Uduaghan Seeks Criminal Investigation of Oil SpillsAllAfrica.com | 23 Jun 2010
Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has called on the Federal Government to begin criminal investigation into oil spill in the Niger Delta, caused by oil companies that has virtually destroyed the environment in the region.
Nigeria: Big Oil And Disaster CapitalismAllAfrica.com | 22 Jun 2010
Close to One Trillion Dollars worth of oil profits later, the Niger Delta is in the end an ecological Armageddon. It fits perfectly into what the Canadian journalist and author, Naomi Klein, would describe as evidence of the consequences of "disaster capitalism." The Nigerian government through its...
Nigeria: Oil Agency Accuses Exxonmobil of Flouting Directives On Oil SpillAllAfrica.com | 18 Jun 2010
National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), has accused ExxonMobil of flouting its directives on the handling of oil spill in its area of exploration. Presenting graphic details of the latest oil spill which occurred in May to the Minister of Environment, John Odey, the Director, Oil Spill Response, Mr. Idris Musa, showed how the machine dispersion used by Mobil to combat the spill fouled the air along the Ibeno shoreline.
Ghana: Civil Society Worries Over Oil SpillsAllAfrica.com | 17 Jun 2010
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have expressed concern about the spate of oil spillage in the country even when commercial production of the commodity has not commenced. "If this goes unchecked it has a huge potential for negative ecosystem and environmental imbalance and its attendant ramifications for local socio-economic and livelihood support systems."This was contained in a statement issued by Noble Wadzah, a representative of Oilwatch-Ghana in Accra on Wednesday.
Nigeria: Oil Spill - Firms Disagree Over RemediationAllAfrica.com | 17 Jun 2010
The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), and Exxon Mobil Tuesday traded words over the poor response to oil imparted sites, in Akwa Ibom State.Apart from failing to remediate the oil spill sites, NOSDRA also acussed Mobil of failure to pay compensation to the oil producing...
Nigeria: Oil Company to Clean Up 268 Oil Spill SitesAllAfrica.com | 14 Jun 2010
Minister of Environment John Odey has asked Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to ensure that its plan to carry out the clean-up of some 268 sites in the Niger Delta conforms with the Federal Government's guidelines on environmental standards.According to him, Shell has made reasonable...
Nigeria: Country Can Learn from Gulf of Mexico Disaster - NNPC GMDAllAfrica.com | 14 Jun 2010
THE Group General Manager of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Engr. Austen Oniwon, has stated the preparedness of the corporation, along with its partners, to deal with oil spillage emergencies and reduce their impacts towards ensuring a balanced ecological condition in its areas of operation.
Nigeria: Kaduna Gas Leakage, No Cause for Alarm - NESREAAllAfrica.com | 10 Jun 2010
The National Environment Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) in a statement made available to Daily Trust has assured residents of the city of Kaduna and Nigerians that the Gas leakage which occurred in Kaduna recently, in which over 300 people were affected as a result of inhaling poisonous gas is under control.
Nigeria: Kaduna Gas Explosion - 300 HospitalisedAllAfrica.com | 31 May 2010
No fewer than 300 persons including children, pregnant women and nursing mothers resident in Kaduna metropolis were yesterday rushed to hospitals in the city following a gas explosion which rocked the city.
Nigeria: Shell Spends U.S. $2 Billion On Gas Flaring ReductionAllAfrica.com | 25 May 2010
Anglo-Dutch oil firm, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it is expending over $2 billion to reduce gas flaring in the Niger Delta in compliance with the Federal Government directives. Sumonu said the project was expected to cover 26 flow stations in the Niger Delta, stressing that many projects were previously delayed due to funding and security problems, where work has now restarted.
Nigeria: Exxonmobil, Oil Communities Meet Over Oil SpillsAllAfrica.com | 24 May 2010
The expected stakeholders meeting between Akwa Ibom State Government, Mobil and the core host communities of Ibeno, Eket, Esit-Eket and Onna local government areas over the recent oil spills and protest by women in the area took place on Thursday under tight security and screening.
Nigeria: Protest in Eket Over Oil Spill From MobilAllAfrica.com | 10 May 2010
Fresh oil spill has sparked off a protest in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State as hundreds of residents staged a peaceful demonstration against incessant oil spills from the operations of Mobil in the area.
Nigeria: Govt Inaugurates Board of Oil Spill Response AgencyAllAfrica.com | 30 Apr 2010
Minister of Environment, Mr. John Odey, yesterday inaugurated a governing Board for the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) in Abuja. He said the appointment of the Board was an important milestone as it is bound to affect the profile of oil producing regions in the country.
Nigeria: Community Challenges Regulators On Oil SpillageAllAfrica.com | 27 Apr 2010
Residents and fishermen in Ibeno community in Akwa Ibom have appealed to industry regulators to identify those responsible for the oil spill that contaminated the coastline in the area on March 24. Representatives of the community, who made the appeal at the weekend in Eket in an interview, said Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), Total Exploration and Production, Addax Petroleum and Afren Energy operating offshore Akwa Ibom coastline have all denied responsibility for the spill.