Eni S.p.A. response
"In connection with the oil spill which allegedly affected the Ikebiri community in 2010, NAOC has actively engaged with representatives of the Ikebiri community and confirms that it has promptly and effectively cleaned up the affected area which was re-inspected by the relevant regulatory agencies in Nigeria and confirmed as satisfactory. NAOC has also been addressing compensation issues with the affected members of the Community. It is necessary to note, however, that in view of the numerous illegal activities carried out in the area, it is impossible to establish a correlation between the alleged harm suffered by the Ikebiri population and the oil spill in question. More generally, the difficult environmental situation of the Niger Delta is a regional issue, which the Government of Nigeria is addressing as a matter of policy; NAOC company standards have been continuously improved over the last years to ensure a more effective response to oil spills, even if (as is normally the case) the same are attributable to third party actions (bunkering, thefts)..."