Nigeria: Local community protest oil spill from Chevron's oil flow facility; includes company response

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Company response
9 January 2015

Chevron's response

Author: Chevron

  • On April 14, 2014, in the process of repairing the damage to the 18” Abiteye to Escravos pipeline caused by the third party interference of March 25, 2014 another spill occurred. A Joint Investigation (JIV) team which included representatives of regulatory bodies, community leaders and CNL jointly agreed on volume and the spill was duly cleaned up by CNL. In the course of engagement with community stakeholders, CNL agreed to provide relief materials to the communities. One of the three communities has already collected the payment provided for this purpose, while the remaining two raised some issues which are being addressed.

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Article
5 December 2014

Communities protest oil spills from Chevron's facility

Author: Daily Independent (Nigeria)

"Ijaw, Itsekiri communities protest oil spills in Escravos"

Women and youths from four communities, in their hundreds, on Thursday, took over the Abitiye flow station, a facility of the American oil giants, Chevron Nigeria Limited, to vent their spleens over alleged oil spills by the oil firm...The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions as ‘No compensation, no vacation of the flowstation’, CNL pay us our compensations over oil spills’, among others, even as they also chanted anti-establishment songs to drive home their demands. Narrating why the communities embarked on the peaceful protest, Kelvin Ojogun from Benikurukuru community said they were piqued by the company’s refusal to meet the agreements earlier reached on oil spills, which ravaged the communities...Corroborating him, Women Leader, Profit John, from Kenyangbene, maintained that the communities have been patient for too long and accused the oil firm of taking them for granted.

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