[PDF] Corporate Liability in a New Setting: Shell & the Changing Legal Landscape for the Multinational Oil Industry in the Niger Delta

Author: Essex Business and Human Rights Project, Univ. of Essex [UK], Published on: 10 December 2012

The purpose of this report is to analyse the law that is relevant to decisions about the management of the international oil companies that are operating in the Niger Delta. The focus is on the Shell Group, the largest company operating in the area, but the conclusions can have application to other companies in a similar position…This report…considers the possibility of…litigation against Shell in Europe and the United States. Further, it [aims to] enable investors to evaluate the significance of the Nigerian operations impacts on their holdings in the Group as a whole. Finally, apart from impacts on the environment and local communities, the report will consider two additional matters that should concern any oil company operating in the region: the treatment of employees in the Delta, as well as any potential liability for corrupt practices under US and European law. [also refers to Bridgestone-Firestone (part of Bridgestone), Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Nigerian Agip Oil Company (joint venture Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Eni, ConocoPhillips), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Trafigura, Total E&P Nigeria].

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Related companies: Bridgestone Bridgestone-Firestone (part of Bridgestone) ConocoPhillips Eni Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) (joint venture Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Eni, ConocoPhillips) Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Shell Total Trafigura Beheer