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Nigeria: After 13 years of trial, Shell condemned for its oil spills

For the oil-soaked people of the Niger Delta, justice has finally prevailed. On 29 January, after 13 years of fighting to have lives ruined by oil spills repaired, three Nigerian farmers, supported by Milieudefensie and Friends of the Earth Netherlands, won against one of the world's most powerful transnational corporations,...
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Nigeria: Villagers allowed to sue Shell in the UK

Tens of thousands of Nigerians were allowed by the British Supreme Court on 12 February to sue oil giant Shell in the UK for environmental damage inflicted by black gold leaks. Seized by communities in the Niger Delta representing 42,500 inhabitants, the highest court in the UK is thus contradicting...
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Nigeria: Shell lifts force majeure on its Forcados oil terminal

The state of force majeure which had been weighing on the Nigerian oil terminal at Forcados (in the south of the country) since 6 April has been lifted, said on 13 April the Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell, which jointly manages the installation with the operator Heritage Energy. At the beginning...