Shell pipelines spill 4,309 barrels of crude oil H2 2020
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC experienced 73 oil spill incidents across the Niger Delta, as a result operational failure and sabotage in the second half of the year 2020.
The Dutch oil firm experienced leaks caused by corrosion and equipment failure on nine occasions during the period under review, while 64 cases were as a result of sabotage, vandalism and third party interference.
Similarly, the oil multinational discharged into the Niger Delta environment 102.7barrels of crude through operational failure, while 4,199.48 barrels was spewed through sabotage, amounting to 4,309.18barrels in total; which is 30.1percent lower than 6,165.58 recorded in the first half of 2020.
Data obtained from company’s website shows that between July and December 2020, the Dutch firm experienced leaks in Delta, Abia, Rivers, Imo and Bayelsa States amounting to over 4,309.18 barrels of crude.
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