Shell Blames Vandals, Oil Thieves For Two Spills In November
Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC), a leading international oil company, has confirmed that it recorded two oil spill cases and blamed Oil Thieves. The oil spill incidents took place early in November at Imo River2 – Imo River 1 Bulkline at Odagwa and Agbada2 – Nkpoku Pipeline at Rukpokwu respectively.
In a statement, the company blamed the spills to illegal refineries and crude oil theft. “From observation and experience, we have found that Illegal refining activities cause the most environmental damage in the Niger Delta, whilst at SPDC-JV facilities, crude oil theft and sabotage caused the majority of oil spills,” Shell said. Shell stated that indeed it has more spill incidents in the Niger Delta than are being disclosed. In its latest report, the company stated. The statement said despite the hostility to its facilities in the region, it will continue to operate responsibly.
“The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), as the operator of the SPDC Joint Venture (SPDC-JV), is committed to operating its facilities in a responsible manner with due regard for the environment. “When spills occur at, or impact, SPDC-JV facilities in the Niger Delta, we respond quickly and in line with extant regulations and globally accepted good practice.
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