Shell to blame: Nigeria oil spills case creates media storm

Shell’s environmental devastation in the Niger Delta came under heavy scrutiny today, as global media attention focused on the company’s admission of liability for two devastating oil spills in Nigeria in 2008-9.

Here is a round-up of press coverage so far. Current estimates suggest that Shell could pay our over $410 million (£250m) in compensation.

FT: Shell’s Nigeria pay-out could top £250m

BBC: Ogoniland oil spills: Shell admits Nigeria liability

Reuters: Shell faces first Nigerian oil spill claims in UK

Niger Delta spills: Shell liable

The Guardian: Shell oil spills in the Niger delta: ‘Nowhere and no one has escaped’

RTT: Shell Accepts Liability For Two Oil Spills In Nigeria

Fox: Shell’s SPDC JV To Begin Settlement Talks Following Nigeria Spill

Shell accepts blame for Nigeria oil spills

Africasia: Shell admits ‘devastating’ Nigeria oil spills

Nigeria ‘sabotage’ forces Shell shut-in

Morning Star: Oil giant Shell admits liability for Nigeria spills

RNW: Shell responsible for Nigeria leaks

CTV: Shell’s Nigeria payout could top $400-million

AFP: Shell admits ‘devastating’ Nigeria oil spills



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