, this project will help enhance its research quality, organizational performance, and policy engagement.
Shell, whose SPDC
subsidiary operates the pipeline with Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, did not give a timeline for restarting either line, and did not elaborate on the scale of the leak.
But even though SPDC
volunteers were forced to find a new place to shelter the dogs in an old kennel in Ayia Varavara, the municipality is still taking the dogs it finds to the original pound because they say they cannot afford to pay fees charged by the new pound.
Petroleum Corporation (55%), SPDC
(30%), Total E&P Nigeria Limited
, which is 100%-owned by Shell, has announced the initiation of a strategic review, consultation with partners, and the potential exit from some onshore oil blocks it holds in the eastern part of the Niger Delta.
Sam Rogers, aged 13, and Joseph Hill, aged 11, who take part in the activities arranged by the organisation, visited the paediatric ward at Sandwell Hospital with their mothers and SPDC
manager Diane Rai to receive the donation.
The TNPL project demonstrates the tangible steps SPDC
and its partners are taking to tackle the scourge of criminal activity - pipeline sabotage and crude theft in the Niger Delta, which is the cause of so much environmental and economic damage in this region.
1 To fully review and overhaul procedures for oil spill clean-up and remediation as well as improve on contracting and supervision, SPDC
has carried out a preliminary review of its procedures.
in June 2007 began a number of cost lowering measures, including job cuts, to combat rising costs and falling oil income caused by production outages.
The UNEP report said 10 out of the 15 investigated sites which SPDC
said they had completely remediated still had pollution exceeding the SPDC
and government remediation values.
As a follow-up, the SPDC
formed the U-Thein-Soe-led 17-member Union
The government's failure to meet its share of development costs, coupled with militant violence, had sapped SPDC
production, weakening Nigeria's grip on its position as Africa's top crude oil exporter.