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Shell Blames Thieves for Recent Oil Spills in Nigeria

A recent oil spill in Nigeria sent about 3,800 barrels gushing out of a pipeline and into the swamps of the oil-producing Niger Delta. Royal Dutch Shell, whose Nigerian subsidiary manages the ruptured pipeline, says the spill was caused by oil theft, which is a chronic problem for oil producers in Nigeria. Shell says the Trans Niger Pipeline transports around 180,000 barrels of crude oil per day to the Bonny Export Terminal. This is where the latest spill fouled the area around Okolo...

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