Our Logo

Our New logo
After careful and thoughtful design, ERA is proud to introduce to all its brand new and exciting logo.
It shows people standing in solidarity, hands linked together, determined to defend their environmental/human rights.
The "legs" represent our roots and shows how firmly we are rooted in the earth. And the green? Naturally stands for our life and the environment.
Thus, the message is clear.... the environment is our life ... Let's defend it!!!


Friday, 29 June 2007

  • Oil Spills and fires erupt along the Trans-Niger pipeline owned by Shell in Gokana Local government area of Rivers State•   
  • Five different points of spill and fire along the pipeline route identified
  • Helicopter suspected to be from Shell seen hovering around the spill sites
  • Communities call on government and Shell to provide relief materials to ease the impact of the spill

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Field Report #156 - Multiple spills in Biseni
Thursday, 21 June 2007


  • Multiple Oil spills have been left uncleaned for over 7 months
  • People live and sleep within 10 meters from the spill
  • Shell has footdragged cleanup despite obvious and immediate danger to community  

About Biseni
Biseni, located 5.14 degrees north 6.31 degrees east, is an Ijaw oil bearing community in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Shell Petroleum and Development Company, was the first company to prospect for oil within the community in the early seventies, it was closely followed by Nig Agip Oil Company in the eighties. Today, the community is host to some 78 oil wells and several clusters..

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Refineries: Oil Workers Threaten Takeover
Wednesday, 06 June 2007
From Ahamefula Ogbu in Port Harcourt - ThisDay Newspapers

Oil workers have threatened to “physically” stop the takeover of both Kaduna and Port Harcourt refineries by their new owner, Blue Star Oil, a Nigerian consortium.The workers, under the aegis of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of (PENGASSAN), and National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Employees (NUPENG), said they would stop Blue Star Oil from taking possession of the refineries.
According to them, the price of $561 million paid for the Port Harcourt refinery was far below cost of materials and spare parts currently in store and valued at over $800 million and those in transit valued at $9.2 million.

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