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22 Jan 2009


Shell response re gas flaring in Nigeria

Shell remains committed to ending the continuous flaring of gas in its operations in Nigeria...The...joint venture...has made considerable progress in reducing flaring. Total flaring dropped by more than 50% between 2002 and 2007...This is the equivalent of taking all passenger cars in the Netherlands off the road. Regrettably, security issues that prevent access to key construction sites - and lack of funding from our majority JV partner - are continuing to delay the gas gathering projects. The SPDC joint venture has invested approximately $3 billion to date to reduce continuous flaring. More than $3 billion of additional investment is needed to reduce flaring as low as is reasonably possible...Shell values our work with IUCN...

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Memorandum of Evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights: Enquiry on Business & Human Rights

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