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Shell in compensation talks over Nigeria oil spills

Shell is to begin compensation talks with thousands of Nigerian villagers who say their livelihoods were ruined by two massive oil spills in the Niger Delta, the energy giant said on Friday. The talks will start next week in Port Harcourt, the capital of Nigeria's southern Rivers state and the hub of Africa's largest oil industry, the Anglo-Dutch company said. About 15,000 residents of Bodo, a cluster of fishing villages in Rivers State, are seeking millions of dollars of compensation over the 2008 spills.

Shell in compensation talks over Nigeria oil spills

Shell is to begin compensation talks with thousands of Nigerian villagers who say their livelihoods were ruined by two massive oil spills in the Niger Delta, the energy giant said on Friday. The talks will start next week in Port Harcourt, the capital of Nigeria's southern Rivers state and the hub of Africa's largest oil industry, the Anglo-Dutch company said. About 15,000 residents of Bodo, a cluster of fishing villages in Rivers State, are seeking millions of dollars of compensation over the 2008 spills.

Shell in compensation talks over Nigeria oil spills

Shell is to begin compensation talks with thousands of Nigerian villagers who say their livelihoods were ruined by two massive oil spills in the Niger Delta, the energy giant said on Friday. The talks will start next week in Port Harcourt, the capital of Nigeria's southern Rivers state and the hub of Africa's largest oil industry, the Anglo-Dutch company said. About 15,000 residents of Bodo, a cluster of fishing villages in Rivers State, are seeking millions of dollars of compensation over the 2008 spills.

Shell shuts key Nigeria pipeline to repair oil theft damage

Shell has shut a key oil pipeline in southern Nigeria to repair damage caused by oil thieves, leading to a cut of around 150,000 barrels per day, the company said Wednesday in a statement. The Nembe Creek Trunkline in Nigeria, Africa's biggest oil producer with output at about two million barrels per day, will be closed for an undisclosed period. "The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) shut down the Nembe Creek Trunkline (NCTL) on Monday (15th April) to remove crude oil theft connections and investigate suspected oil theft leaks," it said.

UPDATE 2-Shell Nigeria 'may shut down oil pipeline' due to thefts

* Nembe Creek pipeline carries around 150,000 bpd * Shell says oil thefts running at highest for three years * Nigeria military accuses Shell of failing to plug leaks By Joe Brock ABUJA, March 4 (Reuters) - Shell may be forced to completely shut down its 150,000 barrel per day Nembe Creek oil pipeline in Nigeria due to an "unprecedented" amount of oil theft, the company's local unit said on Monday.

Shell decries 'unprecedented' oil theft in Nigeria

Oil giant Shell on Monday raised alarm over "unprecedented" oil theft in Nigeria, particularly related to the sabotage of one of its key pipelines, and called for urgent action to address the problem. The comments are the latest from the industry over the problem of oil theft, which has been estimated to cost Nigeria, Africa's biggest oil producer, some $6 billion per year. "We have now witnessed a significant upsurge in the activities of crude oil thieves," Mutiu Sunmonu, managing director of Shell's Nigeria division SPDC, said in comments distributed by the company.

Gunmen attack oil ship in Nigeria's delta, 3 killed

* Ship belonging to India's Sandesara Group targeted * Armed gangs plague Africa's top energy industry YENAGOA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Gunmen ambushed an Indian-owned oil barge on Tuesday as it was being escorted by the military through Nigeria's Niger Delta region, killing two soldiers and one crew member on the ship, a security forces spokesman said.
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