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30 January 2013: Court Verdict Expected on Shell’s Nigerian Oil Pollution

At 10 am on 30 January, the court in The Hague will rule on the case of Milieudefensie and four Nigerian farmers versus Shell. The public sitting in this case took place on 11 October last year. The court case is unique because it is the first time that a Dutch multinational has been brought before the court in its home country for environmental damage caused abroad. The case focuses on just three of the thousands of oil leaks in Nigeria. In the case, Milieudefensie demands that Shell cleans up the oil pollution in the villages, compensates the farmers for the damages suffered and maintains the oil pipelines better in the future.

Interview requests

In connection with the anticipated media interest following the 30 January verdict, we ask that media requests for interviews with one of the spokespeople listed below be made in advance to Milieudefensie’s press office.

Spokespeople

Eric Dooh, one of the Nigerian plaintiffs, is in The Hague and will be available to the media on behalf of the plaintiffs. Geert Ritsema and Evert Hassink, of Milieudefensie’s International team, will be available to the media on behalf of Milieudefensie. Milieudefensie’s lawyer, Channa Samkalden of Böhler Advocaten, will be available for questions on the legal aspects of the case. read more

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Shell bets big on Ukrainian shale gas

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Shell Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser said there is significant shale natural gas potential in Ukraine.

Voser told the BBC on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that Shell signed a 50-year production sharing contract to explore shale natural gas reserves in Ukraine.

Ukraine is among the Eastern European countries eyeing potential shale gas reserves along with Poland and Lithuania. Voser said his company expected to make billions of dollars in investments in Ukraine should shale exploration prove fruitful. read more

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