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Irish Times: Oil exploration is a tale of woe for ethnic minority

Irish Times: Oil exploration is a tale of woe for ethnic minority

Jun 16, 2005

NIGERIA: The environment in Nigeria’s Delta region is being devastated because of the activities of oil companies, a local activist tells Deaglan de Breadun

Multinationals are involved in “reckless and careless” oil exploration and drilling in the Niger Delta, with devastating consequences for the environment. This is the allegation made against the international oil companies, particularly Shell, by Nigerian environmental activist Annkio Opurum-Briggs. Her charges are denied by a Shell spokesman. read more

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Shell workers kidnapped in Nigeria

CNN.com: Shell workers kidnapped in Nigeria

Thursday, June 16, 2005

LAGOS, Nigeria (CNN) — Six employees of a Shell contractor were kidnapped Wednesday in southern Nigeria, a spokesman for Shell in London said.

The two Germans and four Nigerians were abducted early in the morning by youths who identified themselves as members of the Iduwini National Movement for Peace and Development, the spokesman said.

The spokesman added that the group is demanding better social services, specifically clean water, improved roads, clinics and schools. read more

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Utilities Love? More Mergers May Be Near

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Utilities Love? More Mergers May Be Near

Posted 16 June 2005:

By REBECCA SMITH

Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Wall Street is eager to flip the switch on more big utility deals.

The surge of interest in consolidating the fragmented, highly local utilities business has been sparked by the proposed acquisition of Oregon utility company PacifiCorp by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Inc., a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and the prospect that Congress might repeal a 70-year-old law barring oil companies, banks and other outsiders from utility ownership. read more

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