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November 16, 2011

Reginald Stanley is the new PPPRA Executive Secretary, while Oluyemisi Olusola will head the DPR

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Reginald Stanley as the Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).

Stanley, who is currently the Group General Manager in charge of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s New Business Development Division, is to replace the incumbent Executive Secretary, Goody Egbuji.

November 9, 2011

The company blamed pipeline sabotage for a force majeure it placed on exports of Forcados oil in October
 

A fire broke out on Wednesday on the Okordia/Rumuekpe oil pipeline in Nigeria, and some production has been shut down, said a spokesman for operator Royal Dutch Shell.

The fire on the pipeline in Ikarama, Bayelsa State, started a day after the company received reports of an oil spill there and was still raging at 1.45 (1245 GMT), spokesman Precious Okolobo said.

"SPDC (Shell Petroleum Development Corporate) confirmed reports of a fire incident this morning on the Okordia/Rumuekpe line ... and mobilised a fire-fighting team to the site."

October 27, 2011

The lawsuit seeks the immediate cleanup of pollution in the Niger-Delta region and an injunction to require air and water monitoring

Royal Dutch Shell Nigeria, has been slammed with a $1 billion law suit over the frequent oil spills and pervasive air pollution from its refining operations in Ogoni land, Delta state.

October 14, 2011

Seven communities were affected by an oil spillage which occurred at Shell’s collecting tank in August

Oil producing communities in the Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia have condemned  Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) delay  in cleaning  up  areas recently affected by an oil spillage.

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Foundation for Environmental Rights Advocacy and Development (FENRAD), protested the delay in a letter sent to the SPDC on behalf of the communities.

The  letter, signed by Mr Nnanna Nwaofor and two others, was made available to journalists in Aba on Wednesday.

October 11, 2011

The development is caused by leaks and fires on the Dutch oil giant’s Trans-Niger Pipeline.

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), on Monday, declared force majeure on its Nigerian Bonny Light crude oil loadings for June and July due to production cutbacks caused by leaks and fires on its Trans-Niger Pipeline (TNP).

This was made know by the Vice President for Health and Safety for Shell in sub-Saharan Africa, Babs Omotowa, who said the leaks caused by saboteurs had been repaired and production resumed on June 12, but the shutdown of the lines had affected loading schedules at its Bonny export terminal.

October 10, 2011

The action is as a result of a notice of the NGC's plans to shutdown SPDC plants for maintenance purposes

The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) has said it will shutdown five power stations across the country, starting from tomorrow, October 11.

The action is as a result of a notice given to the power company by the Nigeria Gas Company Limited (NGC) on the plan to shutdown Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) plants in various parts of the country.

September 26, 2011

The company's Imo River field production has been shut down 

Royal Dutch Shell shut in 25,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil production from its Nigerian Imo River field in the Niger Delta from August 28, the company said on Monday.

"We have taken the responsible operator decision to close production until it (oil theft) is resolved," a spokesman for Shell Nigeria told Reuters.

 

Reuters

September 6, 2011

Following the recent system collapse due to a leak in a Shell pipeline, electricity supply has improved.

The electricity supply in the country has stabilised at 3,700 megawatts, after a recent system collapse affecting the facilities of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). They collapse resulted in almost complete darkness across the country for three days.

PHCN suffered the system failure after Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) closed the Utorogun Gas Plant in Ughelli, Delta State, following the discovery of “sabotage leak” at the gas pipeline.

August 31, 2011

The corporation based its action on section 2.4.1 of the Joint Operating Agreement (JOA).

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has taken over some of the oil blocks which the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is divesting.

This was confirmed by NNPC spokesman, Levi Ajuonuma, who said that the corporation had come a long way and cannot play second fiddle to anybody as he re-affirmed that the action was supported by the law governing the operation of the partnership between the NNPC and its joint venture partners.

August 27, 2011

SPDC had on Tuesday declared a force majeure on Bonny Light crude due to production deferment from several pipeline incidents in Eastern operations.

The Royal Dutch Shell said on Friday it had restarted operations at its 270 million standard cubic feet per day Nigerian Utorogu Gas Plant, which was shut down on August 24, following a pipeline leak.

This was revealed in a statement by the company, "The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) today reopened Utorogu Gas Plant after shutting it down two days ago following a leak on the Utorogu-UPS trunkline.

August 25, 2011

There was a leakage at Utorogu-UPS pipeline in western Niger Delta

Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday a pipeline leak forced it to shut down its 270 million standard cubic feet per day Nigerian Utorogu Gas Plant on Aug. 24.

"The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Joint Venture last night shut down Utorogu Gas Plant following a leak on the Utorogu-UPS trunkline in western Niger Delta," the Anglo-Dutch oil major said in a statement.

June 14, 2011

The Dutch oil giant frees itself from contractual obligations for June and July due to circumstances beyond its control

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has declared force majeure on its Nigerian Bonny Light crude oil loadings for June and July due to production cutbacks caused by leaks and fires on its
Trans-Niger Pipeline (TNP).

This was made know by the Vice President for health and safety for Shell in sub-Saharan Africa, Babs Omotowa, who said the leaks caused by saboteurs had been repaired and production resumed on June 12, but the shutdown of the lines had affected loading schedules at its Bonny
export terminal.

May 3, 2011

More than 69,000 people live in Bodo in the Niger Delta, which has seen 9m to 13m barrels of oil split from the pipelines of various companies over the years.

Bodo community in Rivers state has hit both the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and its parent company, Royal Dutch Shell with a class-action lawsuit in London. This lawsuit raises the possibility of a drawn-out legal battle for compensation. Bodo's population of over 69000 people had seen 9 to 13 million barrels of oil split from the pipelines of various companies over the years.

January 27, 2011

A Royal Dutch Shell executive said on Wednesday the company could not be held solely responsible for damage to the environment caused by oil extraction in the Niger Delta where it operates.

Ian Craig, head of Shell Exploration & Production for Sub-Saharan Africa, also told a hearing in the Dutch parliament that Shell has no plans to pull out of Nigeria.