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Amnesty says Shell, Eni negligent on Nigeria oil spills
Amnesty says Shell, Eni negligent on Nigeria oil spills

Amnesty International on Friday accused international oil majors Shell and Eni of negligence when addressing spills in Nigeria.

Describing their actions as “serious negligence,” Amnesty said the companies were "taking weeks to respond to reports of spills and publishing misleading information about the cause and severity of spills, which may result in communities not receiving compensation.”

A Shell spokesman said Amnesty’s allegations “are false, without merit and fail to recognize the complex environment in which the company operates.”

An ENI spokeswoman said the rights group’s statements “are not correct and, in some cases, not acceptable,” adding it had provided a detailed response to Amnesty’s allegations.

Shell and Eni have for decades been two of the most active oil majors operating in the Niger Delta region.

Nigeria’s crude-producing heartland is an ecological disaster zone, scarred by decades of spills that have tainted the water and killed swathes of trees and other plants.

Yet clean-ups, and the associated compensation, are highly contentious, with some local communities even blocking teams’ access to spill sites, allowing the damage to worsen, in the hope of extracting a bigger pay-out.

This file photo taken on June 13, 2017 shows a fisherman holding a plastic bottle with water coming from the polluted Bodo River in Bodo, in the Gokana district of Ogoniland, southeast Nigeria. (By AFP)

Under Nigerian law, companies must visit sites within 24 hours of reporting a spill. Amnesty said that in one case Italy’s Eni took more than a year to respond to a spill in Bayelsa state.

While oil companies frequently attribute spills to sabotage and theft, locals say they are often due to other issues such as corrosion.

Shell has reported 1,010 spills since 2011, and Eni 820 since 2014, according to Amnesty, which said among those 1,830 reports it found 89 "about which there are reasonable doubts surrounding the cause provided by the oil companies".

In 2015, the Bodo community and a British law firm negotiated a 55 million pound pollution settlement with Shell.

The Natural Resource Governance Institute, a non-profit group that advises countries on how to manage oil, gas and mineral resources, acknowledged there were sometimes difficulties on both sides.

"Thereís no good guy here, everybodyís kind of bad. Iím sure the companies donít do all that they can to get to these places. But then they also have genuine grievances and genuine difficulties dealing with these communities," said Aaron Sayne, from the institute. "When spills become an opportunity to make money, your clean-up becomes really tough."

 

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