2 March 2012
Shell oil spill at Goi,
Delta. (Photo Courtesy Alison Dilworth/Friends of the Earth) Ogoni Land, Niger — Shell Petroleum yesterday linked most of the oil spills in the Niger Delta to what it described as illegal bunkering and stealing of oil in the area. Abuja
Mr. Malcolm Brinded, outgoing Executive Director of Shell stated this yesterday when he paid a farewell visit to President Jonathan at the Presidential Villa,
Brinded, said though Shell was very concerned about the oil spills in its operations and would do everything possible to check them, but added that Shell has no control over spills arising from theft of oil along their pipelines.
"I think the first thing is to distinguish between operational spills which shouldn
't happen and the spills that comes from bunkering and theft, which of course we will be pleased to see absolutely stopped.