Nigerian Oil Spill Victims Win Against Shell Group in UK
The 2011 Bonga spill victims, who have been pursuing legal means to get compensation against Shell have won the second round of the legal battle against the oil giant in the United Kingdom. The victims stated that Shell Bonga Field Operations discharged over 40,000 barrels of crude oil into the Atlantic Ocean ending the fishing activities of over 170,000, fishermen and women, while 450 communities between Delta and Bayelsa State were negatively impacted as a result of the pollution.
Twelve years later, four farmers - two have since died - are demanding that oil giant Shell compensate them for catastrophic oil spills that ruined three fishing villages on the ... Read more »
The Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed a suit by Shell challenging the imposition of a U.S.$3.6 billion fine on it by the government. The oil giant had sued the National Oil ... Read more »
A British judge has ruled that Nigeria's Bodo community, which has been involved in a protracted legal battle with Shell over the clean-up of two 2008 oil spills, should retain the ... Read more »
An oil spill near farmland in K-Dere, Ogoniland (file photo).