Shell prompts oil field shut-down

Shell has shut down its 200,000 barrel-a-day oil field off the Nigerian coast after a leak was found during tanker loading. The oil company apologised and reported that less than 40,000 oil barrels were leaked and the oil flow has been stopped. Mutiu Sunmonu, Shell’s Nigerian chairman said: “We are sorry this leak has happened. […]

Shell claim spills are only 4000 barrels worth

In an open letter on the oil spills dating back to 2008 in the Nigerian Delta, the Managing Director of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has admitted fault but blamed the media for creating a bad impression. Mutiu Sunmonu said: “SPDC has always acknowledged that the two spills in the Bodo […]