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Nigerian oil militants claim attack on Agip pipeline

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WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian oil militants say they have blown up a crude oil pipeline belonging to Italian oil company Agip in Bayelsa state. The Niger Delta Avengers made the claim on their website Friday. Such attacks targeting the oil industry in the Niger Delta have caused Nigeria to lose its position as Africa’s largest oil producer. Desmond Agu, ...

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Nigeria: Police dispute new attack claim by oil militants

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WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Local police are disputing claims that Nigerian oil militants struck another pipeline in the Niger Delta, saying an explosion was instead caused by a gas leakage. Cordelia Nwawe, police spokesperson for Akwa Ibom state, said Friday that engineers were “working to rectify the leakage” from the pipeline owned by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. The Niger ...

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Militants blow up Shell, Agip pipelines in Nigeria

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Militants blew up strategic gas and crude pipelines belonging to Shell and Agip on Saturday in an increasingly fierce campaign that has chopped Nigeria’s oil production in half, militants and residents said. A new militant group, calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers, reported in social media that they had dynamited the trunkline linking the Dutch-British Shell ...

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Nigeria: Local leaders back militants hitting oil production

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Community leaders and activists in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta voiced support for a new group of violent militants, saying their demands for a greater share of oil wealth match the aspirations of local people. At a stakeholders’ meeting held Thursday in the southern town of Warri, community leaders accused the Nigerian government of a heavy-handed military ...

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Amnesty accuses Shell of failing to clear Nigeria oil spills

LAGOS – Shell has failed to fulfill its legal obligations to clear up oil spills that it has caused in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Oil pollution caused by corroded pipelines and crude theft has longed plagued the southwestern Delta, an impoverished region despite being home to much of Nigeria’s oil and gas wealth. Amnesty ...

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Shell to pay out $83 million to settle Nigeria oil spill claims

ABUJA/LONDON – Royal Dutch Shell will pay out 55 million pounds ($83.4 million) in compensation for two oil spills in Nigeria in 2008 after agreeing a settlement with the affected community. The largest ever out-of-court settlement relating to oil spills in Nigeria is a step forward for the oil-rich Niger Delta region that has been hit by regular environmental damage, ...

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Umugini pipeline is complete

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On Thursday, Oando Energy Resources Inc. (OER) announced the completion of its Umugini pipeline. OER, an oil and gas exploration and productions company based in Nigeria, finished its 51-kilometer long pipeline. The Umugini pipeline provides an alternative removal route for oil produced in the Edendo Field through the Trans Forcados export pipeline. Prior to the completion of the Umugini pipeline, ...

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Pirates kidnap and murder in Niger Delta

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Pirates in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta have set off a number of attacks since last Thursday.  According to security officials, so far three policeman have been killed and nine people have been abducted. Many of those who have been kidnapped are local workers in Africa’s oil industry.  Piracy is becoming an all too common issue in surrounding waterways and seas, ...

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