Shell Blames Oil Spills on 'Sabotage, Thefts'

An official of Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell has told a Dutch court that farmers' claims against the company after oil spills in Nigeria are "unsubstantiated".
  • Nigeria:  Shell Blames Oil Spills on 'Sabotage, Theft'

    Vanguard, 12 October 2012

    Shell broke the law by not repairing leaks that destroyed the lands of Niger Delta farmers, a Dutch court heard in a case that could set a precedent for global environmental ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Farmers vs. Shell - Long Distance Justice

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 12 October 2012

    "Justice" is what Eric Dooh said he and three fellow Nigerians were seeking in a courthouse in The Hague on Thursday. The farmers are suing Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world's ... read more »


  • Nigeria:  Shell Verdict Expected in January

    Friends of the Earth, 11 October 2012

    For the first time in history, a Dutch court verdict is expected about the case of a European company, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell, which appeared in court today to account for ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Ogoniland Oil Spills - Dutch Court Begins Hearing Shell Case

    This Day, 11 October 2012

    Oil giant Shell is due to appear in court in the Netherlands to face charges of polluting villages in the Niger-Delta area of Nigeria. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Oil Giant Shell Reports to Court Over Nigeria Pollution

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 10 October 2012

    Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell is to appear in court this Thursday for causing damage in the Niger Delta. It's the first time ever that a Dutch multinational is being put on trial at ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Pollution - Dutch Court to Hear Nigerians Suit Against Shell

    This Day, 2 October 2012

    Anglo-Dutch oil giant, Shell is to appear in a Dutch court to account for alleged environmental pollution in Nigeria, environmental rights group, Friends of the Earth International ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Key Hearing in Court Case On Oil Giant Shell's Nigerian Oil Pollution

    Friends of the Earth, 26 September 2012

    For the first time in history, a European company, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell, will appear in a Dutch court to account for damage it caused abroad, Friends of the Earth ... read more »



UNEP scientists inspecting a pipeline right of way around 30 metres wide cut through mangroves in Ogoniland.