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Nigeria: Protesters storm Shell owned facility demanding jobs as well as an end to environmental pollution

Author: Tsvetana Paraskova, Oilprice.com (UK), Published on: 11 August 2017

"Nigerian Protesters Storm Shell Crude Oil Flow Station", 11 Aug 2017

Hundreds of Nigerians stormed on Friday a Shell-owned crude flow station that feeds the Bonny export terminal, protesting against lack of jobs and demanding infrastructure development, according to a Reuters witness. The protesters were also asking for an end to oil pollution in the Niger Delta and claimed that they were not benefiting from the oil-rich resources in the restive area... It was not immediately clear if the protest had disrupted any operations or if the situation has had an impact on crude oil production...The Nigerian unit of Shell said on July 24 that it had shut its Trans Niger Pipeline due to a leak, while the managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said that the pipeline was attacked...Shell’s Nigeria subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), said back then that it had shut the pipeline following a leak that had occurred in Ogoniland...

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Related companies: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Royal Dutch Shell (Shell)