UN Wants Nigeria to go Tough on Pollution

The United Nations says Nigeria as a country must force foreign oil companies that have polluted communities to engage in a total clean-up of the areas in which they operate.

Environmental damage from an oil spill in Kegbara-Dere in the Ogoni district of the Niger Delta. Residents say the spill is more than 10 years old. Nigeria.

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    Vanguard, 7 November 2012

    None of the oil companies operating in Nigeria has paid any penalty to the coffers of the Nigerian government for gas flaring since the beginning of this year. read more »

  • Nigeria:  U.S. Firm to Build Oil Refinery in Kogi

    Daily Trust, 7 November 2012

    Kogi State government is to partner a US-based company, Global Investment Project, towards the establishment of oil refinery and revitalization of the state's moribund mass transit ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Financial Experts Disagree On Crude Oil Price Benchmark

    Vanguard, 6 November 2012

    Some financial experts have expressed mixed reactions to the advice by the IMF that crude oil price benchmark used for 2013 budget should not be increased above 75 dollars per ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Sinopec to Acquire Nigerian Oil Blocks From Total

    This Day, 7 November 2012

    China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) has signed a preliminary deal to buy stakes in Nigerian onshore oil blocks from French oil major, Total for about $2.4 billion, ... read more »