Dossier Shell in Nigeria

Do you remember the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico? At least two times more oil has been leaked in Nigeria. A UN report (UNEP, August 2011) revealed that the region is even more severely polluted than we feared. The consequences for local people are immense. As the largest foreign oil corporation in Nigeria, Shell is to a significant degree responsible for this. We therefore ask Shell to clean up the oil, compensate residents and maintain pipelines and installations properly to prevent new leaks.
23 februari 2011 25 augustus 2016
The biggest oil spill on earth

The biggest oil spill on earth

Do you remember the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico? At least two times more oil has been leaked in Nigeria. A UN report (UNEP, August 2011) revealed that the region is even more severely polluted than we feared. The consequences for local people are immense. As the largest foreign oil corporation in Nigeria, Shell is to a significant degree responsible for this. We therefore ask Shell to clean up the oil, compensate residents and maintain pipelines and installations properly to prevent new leaks.

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Our courtcase against Shell

Our courtcase against Shell

Friends of the Earth NL, along with four Nigerian farmers, have brought a lawsuit against Shell, due to oil pollution in three Nigerian villages. The case is unique because it is the first time that a Dutch company has been brought before a Dutch court to account for environmental damage caused abroad.

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Gasflaring

Gasflaring

In Nigeria, Shell keeps 110 gas flares burning, day and night. Together, these gas flares produce as much CO2 as four million cars. But this gas could be used for other purposes, such as electricity generation. Tells the harsh truth.

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