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23.11.16

Court Hearings Begin On Alleged Shell Pollution In Nigeria | OilPrice.com: A tribal king, Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi of the Ogale community, arrived in London for the hearing, bringing with him plastic bottles filled with water from the Ogale region in the Niger Delta, claiming that it had caused a number of suspicious diseases among his tribesmen.

The plaintiffs in this case are around 40,000 inhabitants of the Ogale and Bille communities, which, according to Shell, have suffered the consequences of “crude oil theft, pipeline sabotage and illegal refining.”

The supermajor, which has argued the case should be tried in Nigeria since it concerns its local subsidiary SPDC and not the parent company, added that these are the most common causes of oil pollution in the Delta.


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