Nigerian Protesters Storm Shell Crude Oil Flow Station

12 Aug 2017   Nigeria

Hundreds of Nigerians stormed on Friday a Shell-owned crude flow station that feeds the Bonny export terminal, protesting against lack of jobs and demanding infrastructure development, according to a Reuters witness. The protesters were also asking for an end to oil pollution in the Niger Delta and claimed that they were not benefiting from the oil-rich resources in the restive area. The army sent reinforcements to the Belema Flow Station in Rivers State, after the protesters had said that they would remain at the facility for two weeks, according to the witness. It was not immediately clear if the protest had disrupted any operations or if the situation has had an impact on crude oil production. The Nigerian unit of Shell said on July 24 that it had shut its Trans Niger Pipeline due to a leak, while the managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said […]

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