Oil Spill & Emergency Response News in Nigeria

NAOC Shuts Idu Well 11 after Leak
5/12/2021 - Eni’s Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) has shut its Idu Well 11 in the southern state of Bayelsa after an oil leak. The leak was identified in the Idu oilfields at the Egbebiri settlement in the Yenag...
Appeal Court Rules Nigerians Cannot Pursue Shell Spill Claim in England
2/14/2018 - The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria’s Delta region. The split decision upheld a ...
Nigerian Militant Group Blew up Two Chevron Wells
6/1/2016 - A Nigerian militant group said that it had blown up two Chevron oil wells in the second such attack in a week on the company's facilities in Nigeria's oil-producing Delta region. ...
Nigeria's Parliament Says Shell Should Pay $4b for 2011 Oil Spill
11/26/2014 - Nigeria's National Assembly said oil major Shell should pay $3.96 billion for a 2011 spill at its offshore Bonga oilfield in the latest assessment of damage to the environment. ...
Shell Offers 30m Pounds to Settle Nigeria Oil Spills
6/20/2014 - Shell is ready to pay up to 30 million pounds in compensation for two oil spills in Nigeria in 2008 after a London court rejected a larger claim, sources involved in the case said. ...
Shell has no Timeline for Nigeria Oil Well Restart after Leak
3/6/2014 - Shell has no timeline to restart the Seibou 2 wellhead in Nigeria that it closed in January after it leaked 550 barrels of crude oil, a spokeswoman said. ...
Shell Says it's Containing Oil Spill in Nigeria's Delta
8/23/2013 - Shell's Nigerian unit is containing an oil spill in the Niger Delta, the company said, after the military reported liquid "jetting" out of a pipeline. ...
Exxon Unit Investigates Oil Spill Near Nigeria Facility
8/15/2012 - ExxonMobil's Nigeria unit said it was investigating an oil spill near its facility off the country's southeast coast, which local fishermen said had covered the waters where they fish with a toxic fil...
Eni Blames Sabotage for Nigeria Oil Spillage
7/8/2012 - Eni said there has been an oil spill on its Nembe-Obama pipeline in Nigeria's onshore Niger Delta due to sabotage. ...
Shell Nigeria Spill 60 Times Worse Than Said -Amnesty
5/23/2012 - An oil spill in Nigeria for which Royal Dutch Shell is being sued for tens of millions of dollars in a London court was at least 60 times worse than it announced, a report by Amnesty International sai...
Shell Trying to Plug Second Nigeria Leak
Shell Trying to Plug Second Nigeria Leak 1/4/2012 - Royal Dutch Shell's operation in Nigeria is working to plug a leak caused by sabotage that shut its 70,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Nembe Creek pipeline, the company said in a statement emailed to Reuters...
Shell Says Nigeria Oil Spill Contained
12/27/2011 - Royal Dutch Shell said that an oil spill offshore Nigeria, the largest in the oil-producing African nation since 1998, has been contained after less than 40,000 barrels leaked into the Atlantic. The D...
Shell Nigeria Temporarily Shuts in Bonga Field
12/21/2011 - Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) can confirm it is responding to an oil leak at the 200,000 barrel-per-day capacity Bonga deepwater facility, approximately 120 kilometres off ...
Shell Gains Access to Nigerian Oil Pipeline Spill
3/15/2007 - Royal Dutch Shell Plc. has gained access to a pipeline spill that cut crude production by 187,000 barrels a day in the Niger River delta, Nigeria's Oil Minister said. ...

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