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New evidence suggests Shell’s negligence led to Nigerian pipeline spills


Oil and gas pollution is an ongoing and devastating issue in Nigeria. But now new evidence has been brought forward that indicates Royal Dutch Shell, the primary player in the African country, has played down its impact. Petro Global News reports that this new evidence suggests Shell willfully minimized reports of two spills in 2008 and ignored reports of faulty ...

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Hijacked Vietnamese tanker returned to port

The Vietnamese oil tanker which went missing last week has been recovered. The Sunrise 689 was released by its hijackers, returning to port at 5 p.m. (5 a.m. CST), according to Hilary Whiteman and Euan McKirdy for CNN. All 18 crew members on board were safely aboard the vessel. The ship had been relieved of approximately 2,000 tons of the ...

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Vietnamese tanker officially missing, likely hijacked

A Vietnamese oil tanker en route to Vietnam from Singapore went missing last week. Now officials are saying that the Sunrise 689 was likely hijacked by pirates, according to Petro Global News. The vessel lost contact with its operator, Hai Phong Sea Products Shipbuilding, within hours of leaving port. The last known location was 115 nautical miles, or about 133 ...

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