Shell’s false claims on Niger Delta oil spills exposed - 7 November 2013Headline Title: Shell’s false claims on Niger Delta oil spills exposed Shell has manipulated oil spill investigations in Nigeria, with the company’s claims on oil pollution in the region deeply suspect and often untrue, said Amnesty International and the Centre for En Shell has manipulated oil spill investigations in Nigeria, with the company’s claims on oil pollution in the region deeply suspect and often untrue, said Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development. Media Node: NIGER DELTA niger delta video At a Glance: Niger Delta oil spillsThere have been more than 600 oil spills in the Niger Delta between January and September 2013 and more than 2,500 between 2008 and 2012. Of the ones in 2013, 471 were from Agip and approximately 140 from shell. Of those that took place in the period 2008-2012, between 788 and 1,000 were from Shell facilities; 1,690 from Agip and a small number from other operators.Companies blame most spills on sabotage and theft of oil but evidence shows corrosion, equipment failure and under reporting are also causes. Sources: Nigeria’s National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, Shell website, Agip website Story Location: Niger 19° 57' 44.4132" N, 7° 44' 3.75" E “Shell is being disingenuous about the devastation caused by its Niger Delta operations. This new evidence shows that Shell’s claims about the oil spills cannot be trusted. ” Source: Audrey Gaughran, Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International. “Shell looks to blame others based on investigation reports that, in some cases, amount to nothing more than dodgy dossiers. ” Source: Styvn Obodoekwe, Director of Programmes at CEHRD. URL: Bad information: Oil spill investigations in the Niger Delta Description: Read the report URL: Wider investigation into Shell's Nigeria operation needed after arrest of contractors Description: Press release, 26 June 2013 URL: Nigeria: Oil giant Shell criticized over Niger Delta pipelines ‘sabotage’ claims Description: Press release, 19 June 2013 URL: Oil theft in the Niger Delta doesn’t explain all the oil spills Description: Blog, 24 September 2013 URL: Shell’s wildly inaccurate reporting of Niger Delta oil spill exposed Description: News Story, 23 April 2012
Des affrontements ont éclaté entre les forces gouvernementales et des groupes armés basés au Mali et au Nigeria.
Hubo enfrentamientos entre las fuerzas gubernamentales y grupos armados con base en Malí y en Nigeria.