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Location: Egbebiri, Biseni clan, Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
GPS Coordinates: Elev: 2m, N05°15.876’, E006°32.836’
Date of Visit: 10th/12th February, 2014
Agip’s Idu oil Well 3 is located within Egbebiri community in Biseni clan, Yenagoa LGA of Bayelsa State. On the 19th of December 2013 ERA/FoEN visited this community in respect of a spill that was experienced two days earlier. The incident was reported as an equipment failure from the wellhead. While Agip is yet to take positive step to clean-up the environment impacted by the December 2013 spill, a fresh incident has occurred and spewing from the wellhead when ERA/FoEN visited at about 3:00pm on 10th February 2014. The current spill was said to have started as a small leak on Friday 7th February, 2014 and the attention of Agip was drawn to the situation by a surveillance guard. Though Agip visited the site to observe the spill, no further positive step was taken to stop or prevent the spill from increasing in volume.
Profit slump, fines indicate Shell’s day of reckoning is here –ERA/FoEN
The marked decline in Shell’s global profits in 2013 compared with previous yearsand the imposition of a N1.8 trillion fine on the company for the December 2011 spill in the Bonga Deep Offshore Oil field are twin indicators that the company’s days of impunity are over, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has said.
Shell had posted a 39-per cent slump in annual net profits, two weeks after shocking the global market with a profit warning. It blamed high exploration costs, pressures across the oil industry and disruption to Nigerian output for the slump.
The company was also slammed a N1.84 trillion fine by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)and the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency(NOSDRA) last week for the Bonga spill incident which occurred on December 21, 2011.
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The theme of the World Environment Day 2013 is “Think. Eat. Save”. Each word is loaded and stands alone, separated by unambiguous periods. That should get us thinking indeed. Many people in the world do not really think before eating. They are more preoccupied by the nagging question of where the next meal would come from. There are also a number of persons whose questions pertain to what to eat out of the myriad of choices on their sumptuous dining tables. And, of course, there are people to whom saving food is not a problem while to yet others there is simply no choice in doing that. There are others who wish to save but cannot do so either due to a lack of means to do so, or for the reason of current insufficiencies.
There is a lot of food for thought in just considering the theme.