12 February 2012
The environmental watch dog group says the spill is happening at a well head run by Italian oil firm Eni SpA in the Ikebiri community of Bayelsa.
The spill occurred near a pipeline that had been struck by Niger Delta militants in renewed attacks last week.
's fresh spill comes even as the Chevron corp. offshore rig, a short distance from the region, continues to blaze after an industrial accident on 16 January.
Members in the community have complained that the effects from the Chevron fire have done damage to the environment, sea life and sickened residents in the area.
Chevron corp representatives in
, in an interview with Al Jazeera continued to deny the claims. Nigeria