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15 Nov 2005

Environment News Service

Nigerian Judge Rules Gas Flaring Violates Constitutional Rights

A judge for the Federal High Court of Nigeria ordered Monday that the practice of gas flaring must stop because it violates the constitutional rights to life and dignity of Nigerian citizens...Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) restated the company's commitment to ending routine flaring of gas in its Nigerian operations, and said the company has invested US$2 billion over the last five years in the endeavor...[also refers to other companies in the Niger Delta: ExxonMobil, Chevron, Total, Agip (part of ENI)]

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Nigerian court ruling against Govt., Shell, Nigerian National Petroleum says gas flaring violates human rights

Lawsuit against Shell and NNPC (re gas flaring, Nigeria)