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Bayelsa Wades into Conflict Between Shell and Host Community Over Power Supply

Bayelsa State government on Monday directed the Managing Director of the State Electricity Company, Mr Olice Kemenanabo, to immediately connect Otuasega community to the national grid. The deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, gave the directive as the government waded into a crisis between Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and its Otuasega host community. Otuasega community in Ogbia Local Government Area of ...

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Shell Ordered to Halt Wild Coast Seismic Blasting in South Africa

Shell will have to call a halt to its seismic survey along the ecologically sensitive Wild Coast after the high court in Makhanda, South Africa, on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, interdicted it from proceeding. Shell has been order to stop its seismic survey by the high court in Makhanda.Judge Gerald Bloem on Tuesday morning interdicted Shell from continuing with the ...

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Bayelsa Spill: Leak Impossible without Interference, Experts Insist

Experts involved in the killing of the Santa Barbara Wellhead in Nembe, Bayelsa State, have argued that only deliberate interference with the equipment could have enabled a disruption to its normal functions. The spillage, which has now been stopped, the engineers stated, could only have resulted in that type of outcome because the device was tampered with. Specifically, they concluded ...

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Shell Appeals Judgement Stopping Gas Flare In Delta Community

…………Hearing Slated For January 20th……… Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited has filed an appeal challenging the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State, which ordered stoppage to continued flaring of gas in Iwhrekan community in Delta State. Iwhrekan community is one of the host communities to West Africa’s biggest gas plant, Otorogu Gas Plant, ...

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NNPC Says Lagos Pipeline Explosion will not Disrupt Supply of Petroleum Products

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd. says Friday’s pipeline fire in Iyana-Odo/Baruwa axis of Lagos State will not disrupt the supply of petroleum products across the country. Malam Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, NNPC Ltd., gave the assurance when he visited the scene of the incident. Kyari said the fire incident was as a result of power line collapse ...

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Diri Disagrees with NOSDRA on Nembe oil Spill Investigation

GOVERNOR Douye Diri of Bayelsa State, has expressed dissatisfaction with comments credited to the Director-General of National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, Mr. Idris Musa, on the legality of the state’s technical committee on the recent oil spill in Nembe Local Government Area of the state. The NOSDRA D-G was quoted to have said that the committee was ...

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Nembe Oil Spill: Diri Frowns at Reps’ Silence

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa on Monday expressed surprise over the silence of the House of Representatives on the recent oil spill in Nembe Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. The leak, which occurred on November 5 at the OML 29 Wellhead 1 operated by Aiteo Exploration and Production Company Limited, polluted the Santa Barbra River and creeks for ...

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Aiteo Intensifying Clean Up of Nembe Oil Spill

Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company says it is intensifying clean up from the Nembe oil spill after the leak was plugged. A statement by Mr Victor Okoronkwo, Aiteo’s Group Managing Director, said the Nov. 5, leak was stopped by collaboration driven by Nigerian experts. Okoronkwo said, “Indigenous participation in the Upstream space is nascent. “The efforts evident in the ...

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NESREA Identifies Challenges Against Effective Environmental Programme Implementation

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), has identified some challenges hindering effective implementation of agency environmental programmes, which are its core mandates. Among the challenges listed by NESREA include, poor enforcement infrastructure, insufficient funding and poor budgetary allocation for environmental compliance monitoring. The Director-General, NESREA, Prof. Aliyu Jauro, disclosed this at a press conference on the activities ...

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Aiteo Successfully Stops Nembe Wellhead Oil Spill

Aiteo, operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation/Aiteo Joint Venture (JV), Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29, Wednesday succeeded in shutting down the leak on its Santa Barbara wellhead in Nembe, Bayelsa state. The company had on Friday, November 5, 2021, reported a hydrocarbon wellhead leak on the facility to the Nigerian authorities. Aiteo had stated that the well which the ...

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