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NIGERIA: Oil Spill From Shell’s Seibou Well In Bayelsa Traced To Equipment Failure

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Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 18.29.05The oil spills from Seibou oil well operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Bayelsa State has been traced to a ruptured and dilapidated pipeline.

A joint investigation visit (JIV) report on the incident obtained by SaharaReporters estimated that some 549 barrels of SPDC’s crude was discharged into Ogboinbiri River in Southern Ijaw local government area. The spill has affected several communities in the area.

The spill impacted 300,000 square meters of water surface, an area roughly the size of 42 football pitches, in Bayelsa State. 

In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Joseph Obari, Shell said the leakage was reported on January 23, 2015, and that the company subsequently shut the facility 15 hours afterwards when it became safe to do so.

However, SaharaReporters discovered that Shell failed to report the incident on its own oil spills incident website even though the facts were available to the company.  read more

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Shell gets cold feet on SA shale-gas

Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 14.07.51FROM TIMES LIVE – SUNDAY TIME SA: ARTICLE BY LONI PRINSLOO 15 March 2015

Shell gets cold feet on SA shale-gas

Multinational oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell is pulling its top shale-gas man out of South Africa, an indication that companies are growing increasingly frustrated with government delays over shale-gas legislation.

This week, Business Times was told that Jan-Willem Eggink – whom Shell sent to South Africa from Libya to monitor South Africa’s shale gas opportunity – would be pulled out of the country in coming weeks. Other highly skilled staff would follow him.

“While government is sitting around farting, these companies are shifting their money away from South Africa and our economy will lose billions,” said a member of parliament, who declined to be named. read more

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The fall in oil price could be a turning point for Nigeria’s economy

Screen Shot 2015-02-22 at 10.18.33From an article by Godwin Uyi Ojo published by The Guardian on 5 March 2015 read more

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