The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited has confirmed an oil spill incident which occurred from its well 24 in Opukushi, Egbemo-Angalabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Recall that oil spill from the facility flooded the surrounding creeks and waterways in Angalabiri community and neighbouring Koromotoru, Azagbene and Bilabiri communities, while JIV has been inconclusive weeks after the incident.
SPDC Media Relations Manager, Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, confirmed that the said spill which discharged a yet to be ascertained volume of crude into the environment, occurred on June 15th 2021.
Odugbesan dismissed claims that the oil firm was yet to response to the spill and said that the leak was promptly contained within SPDC’s right of way.
“On Tuesday 15 June 2021, a leak was reported at a facility of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited Joint Venture at Opukushi in Ekeremo Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
“Following which The SPDC Emergency Response Team was promptly mobilised and they stopped and contained the spill within the SPDC JV right of way.
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